U-turn slot at Commonwealth Ave to close beginning March 29
admin • March 27, 2018 • 5189
MRT-7. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will begin on Thursday the construction of MRT Line-7 along Commonwealth Avenue. Heavy traffic is expected.
MANILA, Philippines — On Thursday, March 29, the U-turn slot on Commonwealth Avenue near Philcoa will be closed to motorists as EEI Corporation will begin the excavation of a tunnel for the MRT Line-7.
“Magkakaroon na ng major movement dito sa Commonwealth going to Circle. Maghuhukay na ang MRT-7 pailalim ng Circle, so gagawa na ng tunnel. We need to close down some lanes sa Commonwealth,” said Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) general manager Jojo Garcia.
(There will be major movement in Commonwealth going to Circle. Excavations will begin for MRT-7 that will reach the underground of Circle. A tunnel will be made so we need to close down some lanes along Commonwealth.)
Instead of turning right, the MMDA advised motorists to turn to Commonwealth Avenue, east bound lane, and to ply the stretch of Commonwealth Avenue.
The MMDA and the EEI Corporation vowed to set up appropriate traffic signs and signaling lights to assist affected motorists.
The closure of the U-turn slot will begin on the March 29 at 12 noon. Authorities will reopen it to motorists in August.
The heavier traffic flow is expected to affect an estimated of 13,000 motorists who use the U-turn slot during rush hour.
The contractor of the MRT-7 vows to follow the schedule for the construction to avoid any delay in the project.
Should the contractor fail to follow the timeline, the MMDA will impose a fine of P25,000 daily until it follows their agreement.
“Napakalinaw po ng instruction namin sa EEI. Yung work area hindi sila pwedeng lumagpas dun. Kung may heavy equipment paparada diyan, just let us know, papahinto natin yan or magpepenalty sila,” said Garcia.
(Our instructions to EEI are very clear: they should not go beyond the work area. So if a heavy equipment parks there, let us know, we will order a halt and they will face penalties.) — Joan Nano| UNTV News & Rescue
MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday announced that a stop-and-go scheme will be implemented along EDSA and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) for the conduct of the Southeast Asian Games from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.
In an advisory posted on Facebook, the MMDA said the stop-and-go scheme will be implemented in the following areas:
SM North EDSA
Cubao (New York to Monte de Piedad)
Buendia cor. Macapagal
Shaw Boulevard splits
Mindanao Avenue-North Avenue to NLEX
Roxas Boulevard cor. Buendia
Roxas Boulevard cor. P. Ocampo
Roxas Boulevard cor. P. Burgos
Taft Avenue cor. P. Ocampo
Adriatico RMSC Area
Quirino cor. Adriatico
Shaw Boulevard cor. Pioneer
N. Domingo – FIL Oil
Lawton Avenue cor. Bayani
“Whenever vehicles of delegates pass by these roads, all traffic will be stopped. Traffic will resume once delegates have gone through,” the MMDA said.
The agency earlier announced the following road closures and alternate routes for the SEA Games which will be implemented starting 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 30:
Along Adriatico – from Pres. Quirino to P. Ocampo (both directions)
Along P. Ocampo – from Taft Ave. to Adriatico (westbound only)
Motorists are advised to use alternate routes to avoid heavy traffic expected in the said areas.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will conduct a traffic simulation for the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on November 14.
MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago said to expect a traffic build-up during the simulation as well as during the rehearsal of the SEA Games on November 26.
“May konting pagtigil sa regular na pagdaloy ng trapiko. Kapag malapit na ititigil mo na so magtataka iyong mga kababayan natin ‘bakit kami tinitigil?’ So ibig sabihin po noon may paparating pong convoy (There is a slight changes in the regular traffic flow. Once the convoy is near, traffic will be stopped. Our motorists would ask why, well it means that they convoy is on its way),” she said.
This is to test out the bus convoys of the athletes and delegates who will attend the SEA Games from November 30 to December 11.
The simulation will begin from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
From hotels in Tagaytay, Pasay, and Manila, the convoy will traverse EDSA, North Luzon Expressway and other main roads in Metro Manila before arriving at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
Here are the following roads that will be affected by the simulation:
EDSA Northbound lane
South Luzon Expressway
North Luzon Expressway
The MMDA will implement the Stop and Go scheme for the affected roads in Metro Manila.
The convoy will pass through the yellow lane and there will be no special lane provided for them. No roads will be closed during the simulation, according to the MMDA.—AAC (with reports from Joan Nano)
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Monday reported that the construction of the Metro Rail Transit line 7 (MRT-7) is now 49.22 percent complete more than three years after construction started.
In a statement on Facebook, the DOTr said that civil works of the underground/depressed, at-grade, and elevated guideway are in various stages of construction, while civil works of nine of the 14 stations are in full swing.
Trackwork installations are also ongoing.
“Likewise, the required rolling stock of 108 cars has been completed, and are awaiting shipment pending the availability of the depot/holding area,” it added.
The 22-kilometer MRT-7 will connect Quezon City to San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan.
The line is expected to reduce travel time to 35 minutes from the current 2 to 3 hours.
The project is eyed to be completed by 2021, the DOTr said.
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