To those who regularly drive through Fairview, brace yourselves. The construction of MRT-7 will now be non-stop and sections of Regalado Avenue will be closed down starting this Friday, April 7, 2017 and will re-open on June 16, 2017. The MMDA and the Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (QC DPOS) have advised motorists to take alternate routes.
Anticipating the heavier volume of traffic, QC DPOS are deploying 30 additional traffic enforcers to aid motorists around the clock. The enforcers will work in shifts to ensure a smoother flow. To curb vehicle volume, Jeepneys coming from San Jose del Monte, Bulacan will not be allowed to traverse Regalado Avenue. Instead, they will have to travel along Mindanao Avenue.
For those headed towards Commonwealth, Regalado Avenue will only be passable until Bristol Street. The rest of the road will be closed. Motorists coming from Novaliches are advised to turn left at Bristol Street and then right at Adrian Street. This will bring them to Atherton Street to lead them to Commonwealth Avenue. For those coming from Commonwealth Eastbound headed towards San Jose del Monte, turn right at Bristol Street and left at Ascencion Street. The stretch of Mindanao Avenue will still be open to the public for those headed both east and westbound.
The MRT-7 line has just surpassed its first year of construction. With the round the clock construction of MRT-7 Phase One, officials aim to finish the rail project ahead of schedule. The target date for completion is set at April 2020. Once fully operational, it will bring commuters from the Quezon City Memorial Circle, all the way to San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.