Update: MMDA postpones closure of General Malvar U-turn slot along EDSA

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by Drei Laurel | Dec 3, 2020
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Motorists are going to have to take note of another U-turn slot closure along EDSA—but as of this writing, the change isn’t set to be implemented until early next year.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) had earlier announced that it would be closing the U-turn slot near General Malvar/Bagong Barrio on December 7. This is in line with the agency’s attempts to make EDSA Busway trips faster and more efficient. In its previous advisory, the MMDA had advised motorists to use Monumento Circle as an alternate route instead.

On December 3, however, the agency announced that it is postponing the closure of the General Malvar U-turn slot on EDSA to January 4, 2021.

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This news comes a little over a week after the MMDA shut down the Balintawak Market and Oliveros Drive U-turn slots. Have you been having a difficult time on the road because of all these U-turn slot closures? Let us know in the comments how these moves have affected your time behind the wheel.

UPDATE, 3 December 2020, 2:30pm: This story has been updated after the MMDA released a new advisory to confirm that the closure of the General Malvar U-turn slot will be moved to January 4, 2021.

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