Rerouting scheme for SONA

Published July 20, 2018, 8:45 PM

by Roel Tibay

By MB Online

The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) laid down their rerouting scheme for the upcoming State of the Nation Adress (SONA) on Monday.

To come up with the said re-routing scheme, QCPD Director Joselito Esquivel Jr. inspected Commonwealth Avenue to determine which areas can be identified as protest action areas and which zipper lanes should be opened to allow vehicles on the southbound lane to access them.

The southbound lane will be provided for two-way traffic with the use of the said zipper lanes.

The QCPD will enforce a road closure of the northbound side of Commonwealth Avenue from an establishment near the St. Peter’s Church starting 2 pm.

Esquivel advised the public to just stay at home if they do not have any important matter to attend to, but if it can’t be helped and they really need to go out, the QCPD suggested the following alternate route:

-For motorists going to Batasan Complex coming from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC):

From QMC, go straight ahead using Commonwealth Avenue going to Home Depot U-turn slot;

Use the zipper lane along Commonwealth Avenue fronting Home Depot;

Exit zipper lane fronting Lido Restaurant going to IBP Road, or fronting Sandiganbayan to go to Fairview;

Right turn to IBP Road eastbound lane going to the Batasan Complex;

Take the zipper lane from the opposite direction of IBP Road corner Filinvest 1;

Turn left to the Batasang Pambansa Complex using the South gate.

-For light vehicles going northbound from QMC to Fairview:

From the elliptical road, turn right toward North Avenue then turn to Mindanao Avenue; or

Turn right to Visayas Avenue then left Congressional or Tandang Sora Avenue exiting Mindanao Avenue;

Straight toward Old Sauyo Road then turn left to Regalado Avenue or Chestnut Street going to Fairlane then to place of destination via Commonwealth Avenue.

-For light vehicles going northbound from Fairview going to QMC:

From Commonwealth Avenue, turn right to Fairlane or Regalado Avenue; continue straight toward Old Sauyo Road;

Turn left to Mindanao Avenue then to place of destination via North Avenue or Visayas Avenue.