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Tandang Sora flyover to be closed for 2 years starting Feb. 23

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THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Thursday that the four-lane Tandang Sora flyover and intersection along Commonwealth Ave. in Quezon City will be closed starting 11 p.m. on Feb. 23. The closure, which is expected to last for two years, is to give way to the construction of the Tandang Sora station of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)–Line 7. A temporary U-turn slot will be placed 500 meters from the Tandang Sora intersection to cater to the affected 2,000 to 3,000 motorists using the intersection daily. MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo S. Garcia Jr. also said that there is a plan to build soon an elevated steel U-turn slot in the area to help alleviate traffic congestion with more than 100,000 motorists traveling along Commonwealth Avenue daily. — Vince Angelo C. Ferreras