The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday advised commuters and motorists to take alternative routes as the Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City would be closed Friday for the Iglesia ni Cristo medical mission.
In its Twitter account, MMDA said: “As per Brgy.Commonwealth, the Iglesia Ni Cristo “Lingap Pamamahayag” will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014. Road closure (eastbound Commonwealth) starts from 12:01 am to 10 pm.”
It added that the affected portion will be from Sandigan to Litex, prompting the Supreme Court to suspend work at the Sandiganbayan in anticipation of the heavy traffic the event would bring.
Motorists are advised to take alternative routes:
1. Northbound (from Philcoa to Fairview or San Mateo)
From Philcoa to Fairview: The entry point of counterflow is at the island breaker in front of Meralco Commonwealth and take the inner lane (2 or 3 lanes) of the westside of Commonwealth Avenue going to Fairview. The end and exit point of counterflow is at the island breaker in front of Don Fabian Street. The motorists may likewise turn right at the IBP Road going to Commonwealth Avenue.
From Philcoa to San Mateo: vehicle flow – as is
From Philcoa to Bagong Silangan: vehicle flow – as is
From Philcoa to Payatas: Turn right at the IBP Road and then right at the Payatas Road
2.Southbound (from Fairview to Philcoa or San Mateo)
From Fairview to Philcoa: Motorists shall occupy the outer lanes (2 or 3 lanes) from the exit point of counterflow at the U-turn slot in front of Don Fabian Street.
From Fairview to San Mateo: Take the U-turn slot in front of St. Peter Church then left at the IBP Road
3.From Bagong Silangan to Fairview or Philcoa
From Bagong Silangan to Philcoa: Turn left at the IBP Road going to underpass en route to Commonwealth Avenue
From Bagong Silangan to Fairview: Turn right at the IBP Road going to Litex-Commonwealth Avenue
4.From Payatas to Fairview or Philcoa or San Mateo
From Payatas to Fairview: Turn right at the Commonwealth Avenue
From Payatas to Philcoa: Turn left at the IBP Road to underpass en route to Commonwealth Avenue
From Payatas to San Mateo: Turn left at the IBP Road then turn left at the San Mateo Road
Meanwhile, the Quezon City Local Government’s Public Order and Safety department said the stretch of Commonwealth Avenue connecting Sandiganbayan to Litex Road will be closed to vehicular traffic starting 12 a.m. Friday to give way for the construction of the stage and setting up of chairs for the activity, which will start at 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.,
The religious group’s “Lingap Pamamayahag” program will be centered on a Bible exposition and distribution of goods to more than 100,000 participants.
The city’s Public Order and Safety department said vehicles going to Fairview should make a right turn at the IBP road and exit at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Litex Road.
“The counterflow lane for vehicles going to Fairview lane shall start at 6 a.m. from the U-turn slot fronting Meralco and exit at the U-turn slot fronting Don Fabian street,” it added.
“Vehicles going to Quezon City Memorial Circle will take the outermost four lanes of Commonwealth from Don Fabian to the U-turn slot fronting Merlaco.”
The city government also said it will deploy 300 traffic enforcers for the duration of the scheduled traffic rerouting.
The enforcers will set up 200 plastic jersey barriers and traffic cones to serve as guide for motorists. PNA