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MMDA set to close EDSA-Bagong Barrio U-turn slot starting Dec. 7

Philippine Information Agency
01 Dec 2020, 19:38 GMT+10

PASIG CITY, Dec. 1 (PIA) -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) today advised motorists that the U-turn slot located along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Bagong Barrio area shall be closed to vehicular traffic effective Monday next week, Dec. 7, in line with the Department of Transportation (DOTr)'s EDSA Busway project.

Motorists are advised to take the following detour routes: From northbound going southbound, affected vehicles may take the Monumento Circle or those coming from Quezon City may also take Balintawak Cloverleaf.

The EDSA Busway designates the innermost lane of EDSA as an exclusive lane for public utility buses (PUBs) travelling along the national highway, from Monumento in Caloocan to SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

MMDA Chair Danilo Lim said the agency is in constant coordination with the DOTr, the Department of Public Works and Highways, and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, in exploring ways to facilitate faster movement of both commuters and private motorists along EDSA.

"The government's goal of providing safe, reliable, and efficient travel for commuters along the country's main thoroughfare will further continue in coordination with concerned agencies," said Lim.

The gradual closure of U-turn slots along EDSA started in September this year. (PIA NCR)

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