By Jel Santos
Motorists and the commuting public today were advised by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) that a portion of Regalado Highway in Quezon City will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11 p.m. tonight (February 26), up to 4 a.m. tomorrow.
MMDA OIC general manager Jose Arturo “Jojo” Garcia said the five-hour road closure will be implemented from Bristol Street to Commonwealth Avenue, both northbound and southbound lanes.
“This is to give way to pile-testing activities that private contractor EEI Corporation will conduct in line with the construction of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 7,” he said.
Vehicles going to Quezon Memorial Circle, the agency said, may take Quirino Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue or may take Belfast Street and Mindanao Avenue.
Meantime, vehicles heading for San Jose Del Monte City (SJDMC) may take Mindanao Avenue and Regalado Avenue.
As such, Garcia bared that the private contractor will also conduct lane-marking activities starting today on Commonwealth Avenue, from University Avenue to Philcoa area, from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.
No roads will be closed for the contractor’s activity but it will constrict the lanes available for motorists, he said.
“The contractors need to expand their work area in the middle but seven lanes will remain for motorists’ use,” said Garcia.
The MRT 7 is a 23-kilometer railway system with 14 stations from North Avenue in Quezon City to San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.
MMDA said it will have 14 stations, starting with North Avenue Station on Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (Edsa), passing through Commonwealth Avenue, Regalado Avenue, Quirino Highway up to Bulacan.