In case you missed it, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is closing U-turn slots along EDSA in a bid to optimize the thoroughfare’s busway program. Next week, the U-turn slot near Dario Bridge in Quezon City will no longer be available.
According to the agency, advisory signs have already been installed in the area to inform motorists of the U-turn slot’s impending closure. The MMDA has also provided alternate routes for those who may be affected by the change. Look:
- Vehicles heading south – Take the U-turn slot near Oliveros Drive in front of Shell Station
- Vehicles heading north – Take the U-turn slot at EDSA-Quezon Avenue flyover
This is the fourth U-turn slot to be closed along EDSA for the sake of its busway program. Prior to this, the MMDA closed one near North Avenue, one in front of the Quezon City Academy, and another near Corregidor Street. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says the agency will continue to find ways to assist the Department of Transportation (DOTr) in improving the EDSA experience for both private motorists and commuters.
So, how have you found your drives on EDSA ever since the MMDA began closing U-turn slots? Has this move made the flow of traffic better or worse? Let us know in the comments.