THE one truck-lane policy being imposed by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) along Circumferential Road – 5 (C-5) and Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City has been extended for another six months.
The Special Traffic Committee (STC) of the Metro Manila Council, the MMDA’s policy making body, issued a resolution extending the traffic scheme from August 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016.
Under the scheme, cargo trucks with gross weight of more than 4,500 kilos will only be allowed to use the roads’ innnermost lane every day, including Sundays and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The MMDA also closed the U-turn slots along C-5 Road and Katipunan Avenue except those located under flyovers and replaced them with signalized intersections.
The resolution was signed by Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, chairman of the committee, and Marikina City Mayor Del de Guzman, Las Piñas City Vice Mayor Luis Bustamante and Valenzuela City Councilor Lorena Borja.
The STC extended the one truck-lane policy after noting its success in alleviating traffic and preventing vehicular accidents.
MMDA assistant general manager for operations Emerson Carlos said before the scheme was implemented, there were at least 27 accidents along C-5 Road and Katipunan Avenue.
The scheme was first implemented by the MMDA in September 2014 to January 2015.