To alleviate the extremely heavy traffic Katipunan is experiencing during weekday rush hours, the MMDA starting today has decided to turn off the newly installed traffic lights and manually handle traffic by having enforcers at intersections.
MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino has decided to deploy additional traffic personnel to direct the flow of vehicles when the traffic lights are turned off between 6am to 9am and 3pm to 6pm Mondays to Fridays.
The traffic light will remain operational in all the other hours of the day.
Despite opening up ‘zipper lanes,’ traffic continues to be heavy for vehicles not entering Ateneo or Miriam College. Problems have not been isolated to non-campus going vehicles only as it has taken vehicles coming out of Ateneo 30 minutes to get back on Katipunan.
The MMDA will try out this new traffic scheme for a few weeks and if traffic worsens the agency will make the necessary adjustments.