MOTORISTS AND commuters should expect even heavier traffic in the coming days with road closures in several parts of congested Metro Manila for infrastructure projects that started over the weekend, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said. The U-Turn slot in Commonwealth Avenue was closed last Oct. 5 to give way to the construction of the abutment station of the Metro Rail Transit 7 (MRT-7). The closure will last for two months. “Please bear with us. This is one of the projects under the Build, Build, Build program, one of the government’s long term solutions to address traffic in the metro,” said MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo S. Garcia, Jr. in a press briefing Friday. On the other, Mr. Garcia said several infrastructure projects in the capital have been completed while others are nearing completion, in time for the Christmas holiday rush. The southbound bridge of Concordia Bridge was opened on Oct. 4, while the 10-kilometer Laguna Lake Highway from Bicutan to, an alternative route to C% and EDSA, is expected to be completed before the year ends. — Vince Angelo C. Ferreras