The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has recently reopened the Dario Bridge u-turn slot in Quezon City. The move to reopen the u-turn slot was done after studies showed that it would better allow traffic to flow freely in the area.
Aside from the reopening of the u-turn slot the government agency also got in touch with the private contractor of the common station project that connects the MRT to the LRT which is located near the SM North EDSA and Trinoma area. The MMDA requested BF Corporation to move the construction fences further back so that it could allow more vehicles to pass in the area. Aside from this the government agency also asked that gravel be used to fill up any holes that might impede the flow of traffic.
The Dario Bridge u-turn was previously closed in order to make way for the EDSA busway carousel. However, after more studies with regards to the traffic flow in the area were conducted, it was revealed that reopening the u-turn slot would be best for decongestion.
The next big thing in the next two years is the widening of the Balintawak area, one of the traffic-prone areas, that would widen the area to five lanes. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) shall work on the project for a period of one to two years.
Abalos reassures the public that the MMDA is in constant communication with concerned government agencies and is ready to help improve mobility and keep the traffic flowing in the Metro Manila area. This is despite the increased number of cars on the road as the nation slowly recovers from the pandemic. Aside from this, the MMDA is also continuing its other initiatives such as intensifying its clearing operations in Mabuhay lanes and studying the feasibility of widening out the road in the Camp Crame area.