U-turn slot along Commonwealth to be closed for MRT-7 construction
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday warned motorists passing along Commonwealth Avenue that one of the U-turn slots located in the area would be closed starting Thursday.
Jojo Garcia, acting General Manager of the MMDA, said that the U-turn slot in Commonwealth Avenue-Philcoa would be closed in preparation for the construction of the tunnel guide way for MRT-7.
He said that the construction would take up two inner lanes of both directions in the Commonwealth Avenue area.
Despite this, Garcia said that the MMDA and the private contractors have agreed to widen the remaining lanes by removing the plastic barriers in the affected area.
“We are glad private contractors are coordinating with us to make the necessary adjustments to ease the expected traffic build-up in the area caused by the ongoing MRT 7 construction,” said Garcia in a statement.
He then advised the motorists to use the Elliptical Road in order to go back to Commonwealth Avenue-eastbound.
“Vehicles traversing Elliptical Road going to Visayas and North Avenue area should stay at the left lane while vehicles going to Commonwealth Avenue should stay at the right lane,” he said.
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. /je