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Makakabawas ba ng traffic? QC resumes dry run of zipper lane along Commonwealth Ave

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The local government has resumed the dry run of the zipper lane along Commonwealth Avenue on Saturday, January 2, from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Assistant Quezon City Administrator Alberto Kimpo said the dry-run was meant to study the zipper lane or counter-flow scheme to alleviate the heavy weekday morning rush hour traffic along Commonwealth Avenue caused by the MRT-7 construction along the Quezon Memorial Circle Elliptical Road-North Avenue interchange.

The entrances for the zipper lane are located at the Luzon Avenue-Tandang Sora Avenue area and in front of UP-Ayala Technohub. The zipper lane will end at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue eastbound and University Avenue leading to the University of the Philippines – Diliman.

A road diversion scheme was tested in the morning of December 31, 2020 where all vehicles were diverted to University Avenue, and those traveling Commonwealth eastbound had to make a U-turn at the University Avenue-C.P. Garcia interchange, before proceeding back to Commonwealth.

“We will compare the results of the dry-run for both schemes: zipper lane with Road Diversion and zipper lane with stop-and-go, and make the appropriate recommendation to the MMDA. What’s important here is that following the explicit instructions of Mayor Belmonte, we have to get the right scheme in place come Monday morning,” Kimpo said.