Heavy traffic in parts of QC expected starting April 30 – MMDA
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said motorists should expect heavy traffic in Quezon City with the closure of several roads due to the construction of the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7).
MMDA deputy chair Frisco San Juan told reporters on Thursday that the MRT-7’s private contractor EEI Corp. will start its back-to-back projects in different locations starting next week.
San Juan said that from April 30 to July 30 between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., one-way traffic would be implemented on Regalado, from Mindanao Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue, for the construction of a coping beam.
From May 6 to July 30, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Regalado (from Mindanao to Commonwealth) would be closed to vehicles for the installation of box girders for the MRT-7 tracks.
Starting on May 1, the contractors will start working on the construction of MRT-7 Tandang Sora station that will most likely cause a bottleneck at the intersection of Commonwealth and Tandang Sora Avenue.
San Juan said the laying of foundation for a number of columns will close the three lanes on both sides of Commonwealth for five months.
The project, which would also involve the construction of an elevated guideway and demolition of the existing Tandang Sora flyover, will take up to 13 months to be finished.
May 1 will also be the start of an eight-month-long digging up of the MRT-7 underground guideway from North Avenue to Commonwealth. At this project, two lanes of North Avenue to Elliptical Road will be closed to motorists. With a report by Jonnabeth Ortega