Construction of MRT-7 Phase 1 officially starts, traffic escalates

By , on August 15, 2017

Traffic has started to escalate as the construction of the guideway for the Metro Rail Transit 7 began today, August 15, along Commonwealth Avenue westbound in Quezon City.

In an advisory on Sunday, the MRT-7 Project Traffic Management Task Force informed the public of possible congestion as the current seven lanes being used by vehicles will be reduced to only five. Two of the seven lanes of Commonwealth Avenue between University Avenue and Central Avenue are closed today for the construction.

“The MRT-7 Project Traffic Management Task Force advises both the riding public and private motorists of possible traffic build up along Commonwealth Avenue beginning August 15, 2017, when the Phase 1 of the construction of the guideway for the Station 3 (University Avenue Station) of the MRT Line 7 commences,” the Task Force said on Sunday.

“The Task Force appeals for motorists’ cooperation in observing traffic rules to avoid further obstructions on the road while the construction is ongoing. It also asks for patience for the heavy traffic which may be experienced, especially during peak hours,” it added.

According to the Task Force, the construction of Station 3 is expected to last until April 2018.

Meanwhile, one lane along the southbound lane of Commonwealth Avenue and two northbound lanes between Katuparan and Kaunlaran streets will be closed for the construction of the MRT-7’s Manggahan Station next week.