Heavier traffic expected in parts of Quezon City due to MRT7 construction

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) advised motorists and commuters to brace for heavier traffic in Quezon City as construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT7) progresses.

Below are the upcoming developments in the MRT7 construction and the corresponding lane closures for affected roads.

Monday, April 30

Beginning Tuesday, May 1


Sunday, May 6 to Monday, May 7

Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) broke ground for the $1.6-billion MRT7 project in April 2016. The 23-kilometer railway system, which will run from North Avenue in Quezon City to San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan, is expected to be completed by 2020.

It will have 14 stations which will take 30 minutes to travel end-to-end: North Avenue, Quezon Memorial, University Avenue, Tandang Sora, Don Antonio, Batasan, Manggahan, Doña Carmen, Regalado Highway, Mindanao Avenue, Quirino, Sacred Heart, Tala, and San Jose del Monte.

The MRT7 will also connect to the existing MRT3 and Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT1), with the common station to be located between SM North EDSA and TriNoma malls in Quezon City. – Rappler.com