Tuesday, January 25, 2011

MMDA assigns lanes along Commonwealth Avenue

QUEZON CITY, Jan 24 (PIA) – Tagged as the “killer highway” due to the alarming number of motor mishaps credited to its name, Commonwealth Avenue will have separate lanes for buses, jeepneys, and motorcycles beginning Tuesday to mitigate road accidents and ensure safety among motorists.

Starting 4:30 a.m. today, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will assign the yellow lanes to public utility buses (PUBs), the second lane next to the bus lane to motorcycles and public utility jeepneys, and the remaining five lanes to private vehicles with two lanes reserved for U-turn slots.

The lane assignments will be initially implemented from Batasan to Philcoa and vice versa.

MMDA enforcers will also be armed with speed tracking guns to make sure motorists observe the 60-kilometer per hour speed limit along the highway. Violators will be fined PhP 1,200.

Commonwealth Avenue, according to the MMDA, has a total of 18 lanes with nine lanes going from Fairview, Quezon City to the Quezon Memorial Circle, and nine lanes going the opposite direction. (PIA-NCR/Jayson P. Leguiab)

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