QC traffic: Rerouting in South Triangle on hold indefinitely

This is an announcement from the Quezon City government, updated as of September 14, 2016.

MANILA, Philippines – Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has ordered the postponement of the implementation of the one-way traffic scheme in Barangay South Triangle.

The scheme was supposed to be rolled out on Thursday, September 15.

The mayor acceded to the recommendation of barangay officials to defer the implementation of the traffic scheme until after all road works in affected areas are completed.

Mayor Bautista at the same time directed the City Engineering Department to submit a status report on road works in Mother Ignacia, Sgt. Esguerra, Panay Avenue, Scout Madriñan, Scout Tuazon, Scout Tobias and Scout Borromeo.

According to the City Engineering Department, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has on-going road widening and flood control projects along the area.

Meanwhile, Engr. Mark James Berboso, a project inspector from the DPWH, said the agency’s on-going road improvement projects, especially along Sgt. Esguerra to Edsa, will be completed by November.     

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This was earlier advisory, issued by the city government on Tuesday, September 13:

Effective Thursday, September 15, the Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety will implement a new traffic management scheme and re-rerouting plan in Barangay South Triangle in a bid to relieve traffic along Quezon Avenue up to Welcome Rotonda.

The new traffic management scheme, to be coordinated by the QC government with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), involves the closure of existing u-turn slots along Quezon Avenue from West Avenue intersection to Edsa, and opening of the intersection of Quezon Avenue corner Scout Borromeo and West 4th.

The scheme also provides for the implementation of a two-phase traffic signal system along Quezon Avenue – Examiner/Scout Albano Streets.

“Hopefully, with the new system, we can reduce the travel time from Quezon Avenue  to Welcome Rotonda,” said Elmo San Diego, head of the city’s Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS).

Under the new traffic plan, there will be no right turns to:

Meanwhile, there will no left turns to:

Roads declared as no entry are Scout Tobias coming from Scout Borromeo and Sgt. Esguerra coming from 11th Jamboree.                                                       

While only experimental, San Diego said the DPOS has considered extending the    scheme to adjacent barangays if successful. Among the barangays being considered are Paligsahan, Roxas, Laging Handa, Kamuning and E. Rodriguez, San Diego said.

The MMDA will be spending P1 million for the installation of traffic signal lights in areas covered by the new traffic management scheme, especially along the intersection of Scout Borromeo and West 4th.

“Ang gagawin natin dito ay isang malaking rotunda,” said San Diego.       

At least 25 traffic advisories and 59 signages will be installed by the DPOS within South Triangle relative to the implementation of the new traffic management scheme.

The new traffic scheme at Barangay South Triangle forms part of the QC government’s effort to develop the area as a major tourist destination, especially Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, which is home to two of the country’s biggest broadcast networks. – Rappler.com