QPCD announces alternate routes for SONA 2021

Published July 24, 2021, 7:49 PM

by Allysa Nievera

The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has announced the traffic rerouting during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, July 26.

QCPD director Police Brig. Gen. Antonio C Yarra said heavy traffic is expected to and from the Batasang Pambansa Complex where the SONA will take place.

Starting on Sunday (July 25), all sidewalk obstructions and illegally parked vehicles along the entire stretch on the North Bound of Commonwealth Avenue — from Quezon Memorial Circle/Philcoa to Litex and IBP road — will be removed.
The following are the alternate routes:

6:00 a.m. (July 26)

Commonwealth Avenue (North Bound) will be closed for private vehicles.

Those coming from QCMC shall take North Ave., turn right to Mindanao Ave., Visayas Ave. then turn left to Congressional or Tandang Sora Ave, exit Mindanao Ave., and then turn right to Quirino Highway going to Commonwealth Extension, right turn S&R Shopping Store landmark heading southbound lane

The entire stretch of IBP Road may be put on lockdown if heavy traffic occurs.

All motorists re-routed from QCMC to Filinvest 1 and 2, Brgy Bagong Silangan and some inner portions of Brgy. Batasan Hills shall take Maharlika St., then turn left to Mayaman St., then turn right to Maginhawa St., turn left to Masinsinan St., then turn right to C.P. Garcia to Katipunan Ave., then take U-turn Slot in front of Miriam College, then turn right to H. Ventura St, turn left to Heizer St., then turn right to Katipunan Ext, and then take a left turn to JP Rizal to San Mateo road to destination.

Motorists from Filinvest 1 Subdivision affected by traffic lockdown at IBP Road must take Luzviminda St. to Cotabato St., turn left to Sinagtala St. to Congressional St. leading to Batasan-San Mateo Road, and exit to Marikina Road to Destination.

Vehicles from San Mateo Road to Filinvest 2 Subdivision/Bagong Silangan should take Doña Franceska St., then turn left to Doña Juliana St., and to King St. turn right to Don Vicente to Bagong Silangan/Filinvest Gate 2.

Those motorists from Capitol Hills and Vista Real Executive Village going to QCMC may counterflow using the inner lane of Commonwealth Ave. (northbound) to Zuazeregui to Katipunan.

“We are appealing for the understanding and patience of those who will be affected by the heavy traffic on Monday. The rerouting advisory may help motorists to find or take alternative routes. It would also be best advised for those who have no important transaction to just stay home, if possible until after the SONA,” Yarra said.