The Metro Manila Development Authority has released alternate routes for motorists to use for this coming Monday's State Of The Nation Address. Sections of Commonwealth Avenue and some roads along the Batasang Pambansa complex will be closed on July 27. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino advises motorists to avoid the affected areas.
From 3:00 a.m., the stretch of Commonwealth Avenue from Ever Gotesco to St. Peter Church (northbound) will be closed to traffic. A zipper lane will be opened at the southbound lane of Congressional Avenue from Jocfer Building to Commission on Audit for northbound vehicles.
The MMDA advises the motoring public to take the following alternative for July 27:
· Along North Avenue, take Mindanao Avenue, turn right to Quirino Highway to destination and vice versa.
· Along EDSA, turn right to Congressional Avenue, turn left to Mindanao Avenue, turn right to Old Sauyo Road, straight to Don Julio Gregorio and Republic Avenue, turn left to Chestnut, turn right to Dahlia Avenue, turn left to Fairlane or Regalado Avenue to destination and vice versa.
The Agency will deploy 1,200 personnel composed of teams from the Traffic Discipline Office, Road Emergency Group, and Sidewalk Clearing Operations Group. “We will deploy enough traffic constables to manage the traffic flow on Monday. We will implement our traffic management plan to ensure unimpeded travel of motorists as much as possible. Emergency personnel will likewise be on standby, including fire trucks and ambulances.” said Francis Tolentino, MMDA Chairman.
The Quezon City Police District (QCPD), under the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), will be assisting the MMDA in traffic operations for SONA.