Iwas late! QC motorists told to adjust travel sked by 1 hour

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Quezon City motorists were advised to adjust travel schedule by at least an hour amid possible heavy traffic gridlock due to the ongoing construction works of the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7).

Jojo Garcia, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) assistant general manager for planning, said two lanes from Veterans to Agham Road would be closed to motorists with the start of the construction works on North Avenue segment of MRT-7.

The closure of the lanes is the first of six phases in the construction of the guideway for the train’s North Avenue portion. The next phases will cover Mindanao Avenue and Edsa.

The MRT 7, which will connect Quezon City to San Juan del Monte in Bulacan, is expected to become operational next year.

To avoid getting caught in traffic, the MMDA provided three alternate routes which motorists can take.

For those coming from North Avenue, they can turn left at Mindanao Avenue then right at Road 3, left at Road 8, right at Visayas Avenue, right at Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC), right at Commonwealth Avenue to their destination.

From Mindanao Avenue, motorists can take Congressional Avenue then right at Luzon Avenue to Commonwealth Avenue to their destination and vice versa.

From Quezon Avenue, motorists can turn right at QMC, right at Commonwealth Avenue to destination and vice versa.

From Edsa or V. Luna, motorists can take East Avenue to QMC, turn right at Commonwealth Avenue to destination and vice versa.