MMDA to close 13 U-turn slots on EDSA for new bus lane

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Sunday (September 20) said they will gradually close 13 U-turn slots along EDSA in the next three months to make way for a new bus lane.

Assistant Secretary Celine Pialago, MMDA spokesperson said three U-turn slots will be closed in Caloocan City: General Tinio U-turn slot, De Jesus Street/ 8th Street left turning, and General Malvar U-turn slot.

All affected vehicles must take a turn at Monumento Circle (Northbound towards southbound) and Balintawak Cloverleaf (Southbound towards northbound) to their points of destination.

Vehicles coming from NLEX (North of Luzon) towards or taking left at A. De Jesus/8th Street must go straight, take A. Bonifacio Avenue, then right at C3/Sgt. Rivera to destination.

In Quezon City, between Balintawak Cloverleaf and Quezon Avenue, sevenU-turn slots will be closed: Balintawak Market U-turn slot in front of BPI, Kaingin Road U-turn slot in front of Nissan, Congressional LRT Station U-turn slot in front of PANORAMA, Corregidor intersection/Bansalangin U-turn slot, U-turn slot in front of Quezon City Academy, North Avenue U-turn slot before MRT-North Avenue, and Santolan/Boni Serrano U-turn slot in front of Camp Crame. 

All affected vehicles must take U-turn at Balintawak Cloverleaf (southbound) and Quezon Avenue (northbound) to destination.

In Makati City, the Buendia U-turn slot under the Kalayaan Flyover will be closed.

All vehicles coming from Guadalupe (southbound to northbound) using Buendia U-turn slot must take a U-turn using the service road/ intersection of EDSA/ Ayala Avenue to destination.

In Pasay City, two U-turn slots will be closed -- P. Celle U-turn slot and the U-turn slot before Roxas Boulevard near Heritage Hotel.

All affected vehicles coming from FB Harrison (northbound to southbound) shall take U-turn slot under Magallanes Flyover and vehicles coming from south going north must take signalized intersection or MOA Circle.

Pilago said MMDA will provide alternate U-turn slots that motorists may use instead of the aforementioned slots.

The closure of the U-turn slots will reportedly make travel time faster for buses plying EDSA.

“The barriers for the new bus lane that we will install will really close the U-turn slots along EDSA," Pialago said.