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MMDA temporarily halts construction of MRT line 7 rail track in Quezon City

by UNTV NEWS   |   Posted on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

MRT line 7 rendering

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has explained that the MRT-7 Project traffic management task force gave them a short notice about the construction, prompting the agency to postpone it.

“The MMDA is 100 percent in support of the governments Build, Build, Build program. The public needs it. We are just fixing what is being done,” MMDA assistant general manager, Jojo Garcia said.

The agency added that it will study first the possible impact on traffic flow of the construction of MRT-7 along North Avenue, Quezon City.

The agency noted North Avenue is too narrow unlike Commonwealth Avenue, where some parts of the MRT line seven is being constructed.

The construction will occupy one lane of the North Avenue, leaving motorists with only two lanes to use.

“This will help discuss what really the plans are, like rerouting schemes, and if they have additional inputs, and if they need enforcement, we will do it right away,” MRT-7 Traffic Management Task Force PIO, Evangeline Evangelista said.

Based on the plan of MRT-7, the construction of its first phase will begin in front of the Veterans’ Memorial Medical Center and on Agham Road. The second phase will begin on a part of Agham Road and Mindanao Avenue, while the third phase will start on EDSA and Mindanao Avenue.


The MRT Line 7 is a 22-kilometer rail system that will begin on EDSA North Avenue and will end in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

The government targets to complete its construction in the first quarter of 2020. — Mon Jocson| UNTV News & Rescue

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MMDA clears sidewalk along Col. Bonny Serrano avenue in QC

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

MMDA personnel dismantling structures that block the sidewalk


QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Personnel of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) launched clearing operations along Santolan-Bonny Serrano Avenue in Quezon City Wednesday, May 16.

Authorities towed illegally parked vehicles, dismantled chain blocks, dog cages and structures encroaching on the sidewalks that were supposedly for pedestrians.

The operation was led by Task Force Bravo which was created amid the growing number of complaints over road blockages in the area that cause traffic congestion. – Mai Bermudez | UNTV News & Rescue


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MMDA braces for ADB annual meeting of bank governors, finance ministers

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018


Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is gearing up for the conduct of the 51st Asian Development Bank (ADB) annual meeting starting on Thursday, May 3, at Ortigas Business District in Pasig City.

In line with this, MMDA will set up a special lane from Saint Francis to Bank Drive-in Ortigas which will open on May 5.

Also, MMDA will implement the stop-and-go scheme on some intersections from EDSA Shangri-La up to the ADB office from May 3 to 6.

In view of Thursday’s event,  motorists are advised to, as much as possible, avoid the area and take alternative routes.

“Ibig sabihin iba-barricade po namin yan para diyan po dadaan yung mga delegates coming from shangrila going to adB, hindi po ito total closure ibig sabihin pag naka daan na lahat ng governors natin nasa meeting na sila bubuksan po namin ito,” said Edison Nebrija, operations supervisor of MMDA.

Around 1,400 MMDA traffic personnel will be deployed to manage the flow of traffic.

Since Monday, delegates have started to arrive in the country. MMDA personnel, as well as members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), are already in position to man the security in the area.

“Para sa bayan ito. Makipagtulungan po tayo. Kailangan namin ng kooperasyon konting sakripisyo. Kailangan po nating mag adjust ng travel time natin. Medyo maapektuhan po yung normal routine natin on these days,” Nebrija said.

Around 4,000 delegates from different countries composed of finance and development ministers and central bank governors are expected to attend the said meeting.

The event aims to tackle various ideas and policies that will help in the growth of the global economy. — Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

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MMDA: Expect heavy traffic as more works begin for MRT-7 on Monday

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2018

MRT 7 construction and traffic along on Commonwealth Avenue-Philcoa

Quezon City, Philippines – The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has reminded motorists to be more patient as the construction of MRT7 continues in different parts of Quezon City.

On Monday, April 30, MMDA will close the westbound lane of Regalado Highway from Mindanao Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue, while the eastbound lane of Regalado Highway will open for one-way traffic to give way for the construction of the coping beam of MRT7. The road closure will start from 10:00 pm, Monday, to 5:00 am, Tuesday.

Meanwhile, all three lanes of both southbound and northbound lanes will be closed beginning May 1, Tuesday, along Commonwealth Avenue from Tandang Sora for the construction of MRT7 Tandang Sora Station and its elevated guideway.

Also, on the same day, demolition of the Tandang Sora flyover will begin as a prelude to the construction of the northbound and southbound flyover to be completed within a year.

In line with the project, two lanes along North Avenue will also close Monday for the construction of the underground guide-way to be completed within eight months. – Asher Cadapan Jr. | UNTV News & Rescue

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