The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced that the Tandang Sora Flyover Closure has been postponed to March 2, 11:00 pm. Motorists are advised to prepare alternate routes.
Motorists that frequent the Tandang Sora flyover in Commonwealth Avenue can now breathe a sigh of relief, at least until March. DOTr announced earlier today that it is postponing the closure to the said date.
Initially, the plans for the closure was set to happen on February 23, 2019, 11:00 pm, to make way for the construction of the Tandang Sora Metro Rail Transit-7 (MRT-7) station along Commonwealth. The House committee on Metro Manila development held a hearing on the closure on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Information dissemination among the residents in the area was of concern to the local government in the deliberations.
More plans are underway to create alternate routes as the structure gets demolished. The entire section of Commonwealth will remain under construction until the new station is built.
Affected motorists can divert to U-turn slots further down Commonwealth on their daily routes. The MMDA has not yet released a statement on the matter. It is not yet ascertained whether any modifications to the layout of Commonwealth will be affected.
Also related, is the construction of elevated U-turn slots along the highway to ease traffic, though there is no confirmation yet about the plans for this project. No statement has been made about these plans yet.
Tandang Sora flyover runs perpendicular to Luzon Avenue and Katipunan Avenue. The intersection experiences heavy traffic on a daily basis during rush hours. Motorists have been experiencing bottlenecks ever since the construction of the MRT-7 project started.
In the coming weeks, expect heavier traffic along Commonwealth Avenue. It’s advisable to brace for the incoming storm, but it is recommended to prepare alternate routes and earlier departure times while the flyover is still open.