Metropolitan Manila Development Authority traffic advisory on North Avenue closure

January 21, 2019

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday advised motorists of traffic rerouting due to the closure of a portion of North Avenue in Quezon City starting today.

Motorists traversing North Avenue going to Quezon Memorial Circle were advised to use alternate route: from North Avenue, turn right at Agham Road, turn left at Quezon Avenue to Quezon Memorial Circle to destination.

MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said the closure hopes to ease heavy traffic in the area when vehicles coming from North Avenue and those traversing the Elliptical Road merge.

“We want to address the chokepoint area on the Elliptical Road with this road closure,” said Garcia, in a press briefing on Monday afternoon.

Vehicle volume count from the MMDA Traffic Engineering Center showed that 8,728 vehicles traverse the Elliptical Road-Quezon Memorial Circle while 1,419 vehicles traverse from North Avenue to Quezon Memorial Circle during morning rush hour.

Meanwhile, Garcia said the dry run of the yellow lane policy on Elliptical Road continues this week.