MMDA reopens EDSA-General Tinio U-turn slot in Caloocan

Published February 4, 2021, 6:48 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

A U-turn slot along EDSA in Caloocan City was reopened to the public by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday to address heavy traffic in the area.

(photo from MMDA)

MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, along with Caloocan Mayor Oca Malapitan, led the reopening of General Tinio U-turn slot, which was done after the agency received complaints about the heavy traffic it had caused since its closing on February 1.

According to Abalos, the U-turn slot will remain open until the completion of the ongoing construction of EDSA’s elevated bus ramps, which are aimed to solve the long-time traffic problem in Metro Manila.

“We are already coordinating with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Works and Highways for the design and eventual building of the elevated bus ramps,” he said.

Malapitan, who was the one to reach out to the MMDA regarding the traffic concern in the area, expressed his gratitude for the immediate action of the agency to resolve the traffic in the area.