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Motorists take note: MMDA to deploy 1,360 enforcers to reroute traffic for Duterte’s SONA

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The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will deploy 1,360 personnel to guide the motorists on the rerouting scheme to be implemented along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City for President Rodrigo Duterte’s last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 26.

MMDA chairman Benhur Abalos said they are in close coordination with the Presidential Security Group, Quezon City Police District and Department of Public Order and Safety to ensure a peaceful and orderly SONA.

Meanwhile, motorists are advised to take alternate routes to avoid expected heavy traffic along Commonwealth Avenue and the vicinity of Batasang Pambansa Complex.

ALTERNATE ROUTES:

NORTHBOUND (Quezon Memorial Circle to Fairview) : From Elliptical Road (QMC), take North Avenue, Mindanao Ave., Quirino Highway, Commonwealth Ave, to destination

SOUTHBOUND (Fairview to Quezon Memorial Circle) : From Elliptical Road (QMC), take Commonwealth Avenue, Quirino Highway, Mindanao Avenue, North Avenue to destination.

Motorists may also opt to take:

For LIGHT VEHICLES (Northbound: QMC to Fairview) via Marikina

From Elliptical Road (QMC), turn right Maharlika, turn left Mayaman, turn right Maginhawa, turn left C.P. Garcia, turn right Katipunan Ave., turn left A. Bonifacio Ave., straight to Gen. Luna Ave., turn right Kambal Road, turn left GSIS Road, turn left Jones St., turn right Gen. Luna Ave., straight to A. Mabini St., turn left Rodriguez Highway, turn left Payatas Road to destination.

FOR LIGHT VEHICLES:

C-5 left turn to Magiting, right turn to Maginhawa, left to Mayaman, Kalayaan to destination.

FOR TRUCKS:

Katipunan/C-5, C-5/Luzon, Congressional Ave. to destination.

The MMDA will open zipper lanes or allow counterflow of vehicles along Commonwealth Avenue at the U.P. Techno Hub and Tandang Sora to accommodate the volume of vehicles on the northbound lane.