UPDATE: The closure of the Tandang Sora flyover has been postponed till March 1.
The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is warning motorists to expect heavier traffic on Commonwealth Avenue due to the closure of the Tandang Sora flyover.
The closure was originally supposed to start this Saturday, February 23, but the MMDA is postponing it after requests were made by Congress and the Quezon City local city council.
The flyover is set to be demolished to pave way for the construction of a portion of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) in the area. The Tandang Sora station, as
In a new statement, the Department of Transportation (DOTr stated that the closure will be postponed to help residents, commuters, and motorists who will be affected make the necessary adjustments.
We take this postponement as a period to strengthen public awareness and cooperation for the project, as this would give individuals and agencies ample time to prepare and manage the traffic situation in the area,” the DOTr said
With the demolition of the flyover,
How does the MMDA plan to reroute
Although the intersection will be closed, the MMDA will open two U-turn slots to aid people who are about to suffer from the
If you’re one of the people who use the said portion of Commonwealth Avenue, then expect the following changes to your usual drive:
- Vehicles coming from Katipunan Avenue can either use the C-5 flyover to Luzon Avenue, then turn left to Congressional Avenue Extension until they reach Tandang Sora Avenue. Going the other way around is also possible using this route.
- Alternately, they can exit Katipunan Avenue through the service road leading to Commonwealth Avenue. From there, they can make their way to the temporary U-turn slot in front of MC Home Depot and enter Tandang Sora Avenue.
- For drivers coming from Tandang Sora Avenue to Katipunan, they use the U-turn slot in front of Microtel and then turn right to the portion of Tandang Sora Avenue that leads to Katipunan Avenue.
Garcia said that more than 100,000 motorists will be affected by the chokepoint.
The MMDA proposed that an elevated U-turn slot similar to the ones erected near the
“I have instructed Director Noemie to
Garcia estimated that an elevated U-turnslot made of steel can be completed within three months.
“While waiting for the construction of the elevated U-turn slot, motorists have to use temporary U-turn slot in the area,” Garcia said.
The MMDA will deploy 154 officers along Commonwealth Avenue to
Other sources: Rappler, PNA