MMDA: Closure of Tandang Sora Flyover Improved Traffic Flow
Contrary to previous assumptions, the closing down of Tandang Sora Flyover actually helped ease traffic flow in the area instead of worsening it.
Almost a week after the flyover’s closure, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported that traffic situation along Commonwealth Avenue has improved.
“Ang rush hour ho dito sa Commonwealth nagsisimula ng alas-sais ng umaga hanggang alas-otso ng umaga,” MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said in a TV interview. “Pero ngayon, makikita niyo ho na 7:05 na ng umaga pero nasa light situation ho ‘yung daloy ng trapiko.”
“Simula nung Monday, ganito ho ‘yung sitwasyon ng trapiko dito ho sa kahabaan ng Commonwealth. Apparently, amin hong napagtanto na ito hong Tandang Sora flyover ang talagang nagko-cause ho ng traffic nung mga nakaraang araw, mga nakaraang taon dahil ho ‘yung mga motoristang ayaw huminto sa ilalim kung saan may traffic light,” she revealed.
According to Pialago, the MMDA has been receiving positive feedback regarding traffic flow in the area since the Tandang Sora flyover was closed. The agency estimates that travel time improved by almost 15 minutes.
“It turned out to be positive. We’ve been receiving positive feedbacks on social media, ‘yung ilan din hong personnel namin na dito rin umuuwi,” Pialago closed.