MMDA: Traffic still 'manageable' amid EDSA-Timog Flyover closure

EDSA Southbound

Despite the closure of the EDSA-Timog Flyover, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said that the traffic situation remains manageable.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the four alternate routes in the area?

    MMDA Chair Romando Artes said that the four alternate routes for the EDSA southbound lane: Mother Ignacia Avenue, Panay Avenue, Scout Albano, or Scout Borromeo.
  • Prior to the road closure, how many vehicles used the said portion?

    Based on the MMDA Traffic Engineering Center’s vehicle traffic count in May 2022, a total of 109,124 cars per day traversed the aforementioned section.
  • MMDA Chair Romando Artes gave the initial assessment Monday after the agency monitored the traffic situation along the southbound lane of the Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).

    EDSA Southbound

    "There are four identified alternate routes for motorists. Vehicles coming from EDSA southbound may turn right at either Mother Ignacia Avenue, Panay Avenue, Scout Albano, or Scout Borromeo. Motorcycle riders and bikers are likewise urged to use these alternate routes for their safety," Artes was quoted as saying.

    Further, the MMDA chair said that the agency has already installed an additional 100 enforcers to manage the traffic situation in the affected areas.

    "We will be assisted by the PNP-HPG as well as the local government unit of Quezon City at the inner roads," Artes said.

    EDSA Southbound

    Further, Artes shared that the MMDA will intensify its clearing operations to ensure that roads will be clear of any obstructions to ensure that the alternate routes remain passable.

    Based on the MMDA Traffic Engineering Center’s vehicle traffic count last May, a total of 109,124 cars a day traversed the aforementioned section. “The flyover was utilized by 57,354 vehicles, while the service road was used by 51,770 vehicles,” The MMDA explained.

    Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

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