Expect heavier traffic along roads near MRT-7 construction sites
Motorists have been warned of a heavier traffic flow along roads near the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 7 construction sites following the installations of rail tracks and construction of stations that would start in the first quarter of 2018.
In an advisory on Friday, the MRT-7 Traffic Management Task Force announced its traffic management plan concerning the affected areas of the transit line’s construction.
The task force advised motorists to avoid North Avenue and take alternative routes when the installation of the rail track toward Quezon Memorial Circle Station starts on January 15.
The construction would occupy two lanes at the center of North Avenue. The three lanes going toward Quezon Memorial Circle Station and two lanes going to EDSA would remain passable.
Motorists were also warned of heavier traffic on both westbound and eastbound sides of Commonwealth Avenue due to the construction of Don Antonio and Batasan Stations.
Construction of University Avenue, Manggahan, Doña Carmen and Regalado Stations were also expected to commence by the first quarter of the year, the task force said.
In addition, the MRT-7 traffic task force said installation of rail tracks along Quirino Highway in Caloocan City was scheduled to start this January.
Motorists were advised to continue to take alternate routes to avoid the expected traffic in the area.
“The Task Force appeals to the riding public and to both the private and public motorists for their full cooperation by observing traffic rules and regulations while the said construction activities are ongoing,” the task force said in a statement on Friday.
The MRT-7, once finished, would have an elevated transit line spanning 22.8 kilometers from San Jose del Monte, Bulacan to North Avenue, Quezon City. /jpv
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