Brace yourselves: Heavy traffic is coming. On Monday, July 25, President Rodrigo Duterte will be delivering his first State of the Nation Address at the House of Representatives in Quezon City. And as usual, traffic in the area is expected to be very congested for the SONA's duration.
In anticipation of the event, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has released its traffic plan for cars using EDSA, Commonwealth Avenue and North Avenue during the event.
* EDSA - Turn right to Congressional Avenue, left to Mindanao Avenue, right to Old Sauyo Road, right to Don Julio Gregorio, straight to Republic Avenue, left to Chestnut, right to Dahlia Avenue, then left to Fairlane or Regalado Avenue, and vice versa.
* North Avenue - Take Mindanao Avenue, turn right to Quirino Highway to your destination, and vice versa.
* Commonwealth Avenue - Turn right to Fairlane, right to Dahlia Avenue, left to Chestnut, then turn right to Republic Avenue, Don Gregorio Road or Old Sauyo Road to Mindanao Avenue, and vice versa. Alternatively, you can make a right on Regalado Avenue, then right to Republic Avenue, Don Gregorio Road or Old Sauyo Road to Mindanao Avenue, and vice versa.
If it's any consolation to motorists, the local government of Quezon City has already announced that classes on all levels will be suspended on Monday. Below are the maps the MMDA shared on its Faceboook page: