Feb 21, 2019

Last week, Feb. 14, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that the high-volume Tandang Sora flyover in Quezon City will be closed starting on Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 p.m. to give way to the construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) train station. The flyover will be demolished while the intersection along Commonwealth Ave. will be closed for two years.

But earlier today, Feb. 21, the Department of Transportation moved the closure to Mar. 1.

“The DOTr accedes to the request of Congress and the local city council of Quezon City to postpone the closure of the Tandang Sora interchange and flyover by one week,” the department announced on a press statement.

“While we want the construction of the MRT-7 to proceed as fast as possible, the DOTr also understands that major adjustments have to be made by residents, commuters and motorists who will be affected by the said closure. We take this postponement as a period to strengthen public awareness and cooperation for the project, as this would give individuals and agencies ample time to prepare and manage the traffic situation in the area.”

Just yesterday, the Quezon City Council sought a one-week delay of the flyover closure to give way to road clearing operations on illegal jeepney and tricycle terminals and illegal vendors and to strengthen public awareness.

The DOTr has also announced the rerouting plan:

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Those who’re going to Katipunan Ave. from Tandang Sora Ave. would have to turn right at Commonwealth Ave., take the U-turn to Commonwealth Ave. eastbound (Fairview direction) in front of Microtel, and then turn right at Katipunan Ave.

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Those who’re going to Tandang Sora Ave. from Katipunan Ave. would have to turn right at Commonwealth Ave., take the U-turn to Commonwealth Ave. westbound (QC Circle direction) in front of CW Home Depot, and then turn right at Tandang Sora Ave.

 

Header image courtesy of DOTr

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