MMDA extends MC Lane dry run to give way to DPWH repairs

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it will postpone the full implementation of the Motorcycle (MC) Lane along Commonwealth Avenue to give way for the road patchworks to be conducted by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

“We opt to continue the dry run of the exclusive motorcycle lane along Commonwealth Ave. from Elliptical Road to Doña Carmen and vice versa. In coordination with the DPWH, their patch works in the area will continue to address the issues on the said road,” said MMDA acting chairman, Atty. Don Artes.

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According to MMDA, the dry run, which aims to let motorists familiarize themselves with the return of the MC Lane, will be extended for another week.

“With another week of dry run, we hope to inform more motorists to avoid confusion before full implementation,” Artes added.

There have been 9,757 flagged-down motorcycle riders and four-wheel private vehicle drivers from March 9 to March 16; 7,584 of which are private vehicles while 2,173 are motorcycles.

Aside from the road patch works, the MMDA is also eyeing to install reflectors and solar street lamps to light up the area which would help avoid accidents.

The designated MC lane is located on the third lane from the sidewalk and is aimed to reduce motorcycle-related road crash incidents and ensure smooth traffic flow along Commonwealth Avenue.