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To ease traffic, MMDA will open up barangay roads

To ease traffic, MMDA will open up barangay roads image

Eric Tipan / Patrick Cardano de Guzman | December 01, 2016 10:22

Subdivision roads will be the last recourse

After opening up Camp Aguinaldo and the Bonifacio Naval Station to traffic to relieve congestion all over Metro Manila, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)is looking to make more routes available to the public in the days to come.

The MMDA has announced that more public roads will be opened up, including ones that have been closed off by barangay officials for security purposes, as the agency gears up for the coming holiday rush.

“But given our improved peace and order situation, having gates along these roads right now is not anymore necessary,” said MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos.

Set to be opened for private motorists are the Office of Transport Security property in the airport area in Parañaque City; a barangay road that connects EDSA to Jupiter Street in Makati City; an MMDA property along Roxas Boulevard; the University of the Philippines campus in Diliman, Quezon City; and properties belonging to the National Power Corp. and Philippine National Railways.

Residents of private villages can rest easy for now as, according to Orbos, these roads will be opened only as a last resort if the traffic condition still gets worse in the coming days.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer