MMDA all set for SONA on July 27, to deploy 1,000 personnel
PASIG CITY, July 25 (PIA) – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is all set for the 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, July 27, 2020.
“The MMDA is in close coordination with the Presidential Security Group, Quezon City Police District and Department of Public Order and Safety to ensure a peaceful and orderly SONA. All assigned personnel to report to their designated post as early as 4:30 am,” said MMDA Chair Danilo Lim.
According to Chair Lim, over 1,000 personnel will be deployed by the agency to manage traffic and clear road obstructions along Commonwealth Avenue, IBP Road, and other major roads in Quezon City.
MMDA traffic enforcers, Road Emergency Group personnel, Motorcycle Patrol Units and Sidewalk Clearing Operations Group will be on duty on Monday. The MMDA chief also directed the distribution of raincoats to protect their personnel.
Ahead of the SONA, members of Task Force Special Operations will also conduct clearing operations to remove illegally-parked vehicles and other road obstructions at the following areas: Batasan Hills, Litex Road, Tandang Sora, Visayas Ave, Congressional Avenue, C-5 Road, Magiting, Maginhawa, Mayaman and Kalayaan.
Meanwhile, motorists are advised to take alternate routes to avoid heavy traffic along Commonwealth Avenue and the vicinity of Batasan Pambansa Complex.
NORTHBOUND (Quezon Memorial Circle to Fairview): From Elliptical Road (QMC), take North Avenue, Mindanao Ave., Quirino Highway, Commonwealth Ave, to destination
SOUTHBOUND (Fairview to Quezon Memorial Circle): From Elliptical Road (QMC), take Commonwealth Avenue, Quirino Highway, Mindanao Avenue, North Avenue to destination.
MMDA also advises motorists to take the following routes:
For LIGHT VEHICLES (Northbound: QMC to Fairview) via Marikina
From Elliptical Road (QMC), turn right Maharlika, turn left Mayaman, turn right Maginhawa, turn left C.P. Garcia, turn right Katipunan Ave., turn left A. Bonifacio Ave., straight to Gen. Luna Ave., turn right Kambal Road, turn left GSIS Road, turn left Jones St., turn right Gen. Luna Ave., straight to A. Mabini St., turn left Rodriguez Highway, turn left Payatas Road to destination
For LIGHT VEHICLES (Southbound: Fairview to QMC)
From Elliptical Road (QMC), turn right Luzon Ave., turn right Tandang Sora Ave., turn right to Central Ave. to destination
For LIGHT VEHICLES (QMC to Fairview)
From Elliptical Road (QMC), Turn right University Ave. turn right C.P. Garcia Ave. turn right and U-turn to Katipunan Ave. turn right Commonwealth Ave, turn right Maharlika, turn left Masaya, turn right Maginhawa, turn left Magiting, turn right C.P. Garcia Ave. then U- turn and turn right Commonwealth Ave. to destination.
The MMDA will open zipper lanes along Commonwealth Avenue at the following portions: Quezon Memorial Circle; U.P. Techno Hub; and Tandang Sora to accommodate the volume of vehicles on the northbound lane.
To guide the motorists on the use of zipper lanes, plastic barriers and traffic cones shall be installed.
Ambulances, tow trucks, military trucks, and other resources, will likewise be placed on standby in case of any untoward incident that may happen. (PIA-NCR)