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MMDA extends truck lane to Katipunan; implements signal lights

MMDA extends truck lane to Katipunan; implements signal lights image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Brent Co | posted September 15, 2014 14:58

New traffic scheme began Saturday, September 13

In an effort to ease the access of trucks to highways leading to the northern part of Luzon, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has fully implemented the ‘one-truck lane’ policy on the whole stretch of Katipunan Avenue starting Saturday, September 13.

This move has prompted major changes including the removal of four U-turn slots between the Aurora boulevard flyover until C.P. Garcia and the addition of traffic lights near Ateneo de Manila University Gate 3 and Miriam College Gate 1.

MMDA detailed information on how the traffic signalization works:

Signal light near Ateneo University Gate 3

Green light signals go for vehicles going to Aurora Blvd (SB) & right turning to F.B. Dela Rosa and going to UP Balara (NB) & right turning to Ateneo Gate 3 Entrance.

When the red light turn on at vehicles towards UP Balara (NB), vehicles coming from C.P. Garcia will be allowed to left turn Ateneo Gate 3.

Green light will let vehicles coming from F.B. Dela Rosa to turn left to UP Balara (NB) and from Ateneo Gate 3 turning to Aurora Blvd (SB).

Note: Vehicles coming from Ateneo Gate 3 will not be allowed to cross intersection towards F.B. Dela Rosa (take nearest u-turn at C.P. Garcia), and vice-versa (take nearest u-turn under Aurora flyover).

Signal light near Miriam College Gate 1

Green light is a go for vehicles going to Aurora Blvd (SB) & right turning to Gonzalez St. and vehicles coming from UP Balara (NB) & right turning to Miriam College Entrance Gate.

When the red light turn on at vehicles towards UP Balara (NB)., vehicles coming from C.P. Garcia will be allowed to left turn to the Miriam College Entrance Gate.

Green light will let vehicles coming from Gonzalez St. to turn left to UP Balara (NB) and vehicles coming from the Miriam Entrance Gate turning to Aurora Blvd (SB).

Note: Vehicles coming from the Miriam Entrace Gate will not be allowed to cross intersection towards Gonzalez St. (take nearest u-turn at C.P. Garcia), and vice-versa (take Ateneo - Katipunan signalized intersection)

The truck lane, which is the second innermost lane, can be used daily during the window period from 10AM to 5PM and from 10PM to 6PM.