MMDA defers closure of EDSA-Bagong Barrio U-turn slot to Jan 4

Published December 5, 2020, 5:43 PM

by Philippine News Agency

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday announced that the scheduled closure of the EDSA-Bagong Barrio U-turn slot next week will be deferred to January next year.

In an advisory, the MMDA said the U-turn slot, scheduled for closure on Monday (December 7), will instead be closed on January 4, 2021.

“The postponement of the U-turn slot closure is in deference to the Christmas season,” the MMDA said.

To date, the MMDA has closed six U-turn slots for the EDSA Busway project—in North Avenue, Congressional Ave., near Oliveros Drive, Balintawak, in front of Quezon City Academy, and in Dario Bridge (northbound and southbound).

Earlier, the MMDA said it is considering reopening two U-turn slots—North Ave. and Congressional Ave—to help address the expected congestion during the holiday season.

The MMDA plans to close 13 U-turn slots along EDSA to make way for the EDSA Busway and further improve its service to commuters.

Meanwhile, road reblocking works by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will continue along Ortigas-Granada Road.

“Repair works will start 11 p.m. Friday (December 4), until 5 a.m. on Monday (December 7),” the MMDA said.