The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has just announced its rerouting plans for the upcoming first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. The SONA is set to happen on Monday, July 25, and will affect areas such as Commonwealth Avenue.
That being said, the following are the alternate routes that motorists can take to avoid the area announced by the MMDA.
Northbound ( Quezon Memorial Circle to Fairview)
If you are heading north the government organization advises that vehicles from the elliptical road should take North Avenue, turn right at Mindanao Avenue then turn right again to Sauyo Road or take Quirino Highway, then return to Commonwealth Avenue to reach their destination.
For those going to the south, vehicles from Commonwealth Avenue should take Sauyo Road or Quirino highway, turn left at Mindanao Avenue, then turn left again at North Avenue to reach their destination.
Other alternative routes
Northbound (Quezon Memorial Circle to Fairview via Marikina)
• Light vehicles from Elliptical Road (QMC) should turn right at Maharlika St., turn left at Mayaman St., turn right at Maginhawa St., turn left at C.P. Garcia Avenue, turn right at Katipunan Ave., turn left at A. Bonifacio Ave., go straight to Gen. Luna Ave., turn right at Kambal Rd., turn left at GSIS Road, turn left at Jones St., turn right at Gen. Luna Ave., go straight to A. Mabini St., turn left at Rodriguez Highway, and turn left at Payatas Road to reach the point of destination.
• Light vehicles from C5 Road may turn left at Magiting St., turn right at Maginhawa St., and turn left at Mayaman St. to Kalayaan Avenue to reach the point of destination.
All trucks coming from C-5 along Katipunan Avenue should take Luzon Flyover and then turn left at Congressional Avenue to reach the point of destination.
Aside from the rerouting, the MMDA will also be implementing a zipper lane or counterflow lane on the southbound section of Commonwealth on July 25. This will serve as a route for government officials and guests of the SONA.
For motorists who frequent this area, expect to see heavy traffic for the duration of the event.