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Fort Bonifacio flyover

After only seeing the new overpass to C5 northbound from Bonifacio Global City when it was under construction and after its completion from the perspective of a traveler using C5, I was finally able to use the flyover a couple of weeks ago. The following photos show the newly constructed overpass connecting 36th Street to C5 northbound that is supposed to decongest the older interchange emanating from 26th Street/McKinley Parkway.

Approach to the new overpass – the chevrons are supposed to guide motorists as to the separation of traffic lanes. The lane to the right leads to the service road for Market! Market! and connects with C5 southbound.

Curvature – the alignment from the approach to the turn towards C5 is actually a reverse curve

View from the top – this is what motorists will see upon reaching the top of the overpass as he/she turns towards C5, which is shown on the left of the photo. There is also a good view of the Sierra Madre mountains.

Descent – traffic along the two-lane overpass was very light when we used it; quite ideal for speeding a bit to save on time on our return to the university

Separate ways – the lines delineating the two lanes of the flyover transform into chevrons and directional arrows are visible to guide motorists merging into C5 and traveling in the direction of Pasig and Quezon City, and those heading towards Taguig and Pateros via the service on the right.

Overpasses galore – the south component of the elevated U-turn pair, a remnant of the previous MMDA dispensation, is obscured by the pedestrian overpass connecting the East Rembo districts separated by C5.

Interchange? – the pair of elevated U-turns is called the C5-Kalayaan interchange, quite a stretch to many traffic and highway engineers who were critical of the facilities that were constructed instead of the recommended underpass along C5.