Heavy traffic on Commonwealth Avenue as MRT 7 work begins
The Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT 7) Traffic Management Task Force has advised motorists of possible traffic buildup on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City as construction of the guideway for Station 3 starts tomorrow, Aug. 15.
From seven lanes in both directions, the stretch of Commonwealth Avenue from University Avenue to Central Avenue will be reduced to five each in the northbound and southbound lanes.
The construction of Station 3 (University Avenue Station) is expected to last until April 2018.
One lane of Commonwealth southbound and two lanes northbound between Katuparan and Kaunlaran Streets will also be affected by the construction of Station 7 in the Manggahan area.
The interagency traffic management task force asked motorists to cooperate by following traffic rules and to exercise more patience in anticipation of heavy traffic for the duration of the construction period.
The transportation department said the 22-kilometer railway connecting Quezon City and Bulacan province was expected to be completed in the last quarter of 2019.
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