12 August 21, MANILA, Philippines – Phase 1 of the 11.7 km LRT-1 Cavite Extension project is now 60% complete with girder covering the entire stretch of Dr. Santos Station to Pacific Avenue near Asiaworld Station.
Recent construction activities include the launching of pi-girders through above-ground launcher along CAVITEX near Paranaque bridge. The installation of pi-girders will continue along Pacific Avenue which will require closure of both northbound and southbound carriageways from August 16 – 19, 2021 (10PM – 4AM).
Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), together with Bouygues Travaux Publics as the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor, utilizes a special engineering method that allows faster execution and minimal effect on the ground-level traffic. Since the start of civil works in September 2019, construction remains to be in full swing despite the limitations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The viaduct of LRT-1 extension is targeted to be completed by the end of December 2021, while the electro-mechanical works are set to begin in January 2022.