You probably know about the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) which is one of the country’s biggest infrastructure projects. Well, the construction of MRT-7 is ongoing and it will affect the traffic along North Avenue for several months. Motorists who frequently pass by this area should be aware.
On a Facebook post, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has advised the public that a portion of the eastbound side of North Avenue headed towards Elliptical Road will be closed to traffic from October 15, 2021 to June 1, 2022 due to the ongoing MRT-7 construction.
Vehicles entering Wildlife and Veterans Memorial Medical Center will still be able to pass through North Avenue, while those headed to Elliptical Road are advised to take Quezon Avenue via Agham Road instead.
The good news is, MMDA expects that closure of the said portion would have less impact on traffic as it had been closed to motorists previously.
To recap, The MRT-7 is a P63-billion project that will link North Avenue in Quezon City to San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. It is one of SMC’s biggest infrastructure projects, next only to the New Manila International Airport, which will rise in Bulacan as well. The MRT-7 project will be a 22-km railway that can reduce travel time from North Avenue in Quezon City and San Jose del Monte in Bulacan from the current 2-3 hours down to just 35 minutes. It will have 14 stations and it can accommodate up to 525,000 to 850,000 passengers daily.