Brace for heavier traffic in Quezon City as infra works start

Work on MRT 7 shifts to North Avenue, Commonwealth area


Traffic flow in Quezon City will go from bad to worse before it gets better. —NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT 7) Project Traffic Management Task Force has advised motorists and commuters to brace for heavier traffic in areas near the rail system’s different construction sites starting today.

Motorists should avoid North Avenue in particular and take alternate routes as workers start installing the rail track toward Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) station.

The working area will occupy two lanes on the center of North Avenue with three lanes going to QMC and two lanes going to Edsa remaining open to motorists, according to the task force’s advisory.

Work starts on 2 more stations

Motorists should also brace for heavier traffic on both the westbound and eastbound lanes of Commonwealth Avenue as construction of Don Antonio and Batasan stations begin.

On the other hand, work on University Avenue, Manggahan, Doña Carmen and Regalado stations are expected to start in the first quarter of the year.

The 22.8-kilometer-long, 14-station MRT 7 will start in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan province, and end at Unified Grand Central station on North Avenue, Quezon City.

The rapid transit line, a project of the Aquino administration which began in April 2016, is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2019. –By: Jerome Aning 

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