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#SONA2019: Traffic Rerouting Plan

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to hold his 2019 State of the Nation Address, and one thing that was always we know about it - expect for a heavy traffic. The fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) is happening on July 22 at the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Batasan Hills, and the Quezon Police Department Public Information Office released details of rerouting plans and traffic amanagement schedule for the entire day.

Classes have already suspended in all levels on Monday, those who are planning to traverse this area expect for the worst and so be prepared.

"We appealing for the understanding and patience of those who will be affected by the traffic on Monday. The rerouting advisory may help motorists to find or take alternative routes. It would also be best advised for those who have no much important transaction to just stay home, if possible until after the SONA," said Police Brigador General Joselito T. Esquivel Jr., in a statement.

Here's the traffic rerouting scheme for the 2019 SONA:

By 12:01 midnight of July 22:

The entire stretch of Commonwealth Avenue (North and Southbound) from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC)/Philcoa to Fairview (Fairview Center Mall) will be cleared and illegally parked vehicles will be towed.

Commonwealth ave. North bound shall be partially closed from Home Depot to Sandiganbayan U-turn slot.

Southbound lanes of Commonwealth will remain open.

Eastbound of IBP starting Fillinvest 1 up to Sinagtala will be closed for traffic to give way for Pro rallyists and demonstrators.

6:00 AM

Motorists coming from QMC to Fairview shall take Zipper Lane at the island breaker in front of Home Depot U turn-slot and take inner lanes. The end and exit point of Zipper Lane is at the island breaker of Sandiganbayan U-turn slot. Likewise, motorists coming from Fairview to QMC shall traverse the usual southbound route.

2:30 PM

Light vehicles from QMC to fairview may take North Ave., turn right to Mindanao Ave., turn righ to Old Sauyo Road, turn left to Chestnut St., turn right to Dahlia St., turn left to Fairlane St. then exit to Commonwealth Ave., to destination. heavy vehicles should take Commonwealth Ave.

All light vehicles from Fairview to QMC is advised to go to Fairlane St., going to Dahlia St., Chestnut St., Old Sauyo Road, Mindanao Ave., and take U turn to corner Quirino Highway to Mindanao Ave., left turn to North Ave., to QMC to destination.

4:00 PM

The entire IBP road will be closed for traffic. If IBP road is totally closed, all light vehicles will take alternate route from QMC to Filinvest 1 & 2, Brgy. Bagong Silangan and some portions of Brgy. Batasan Hills shall take zipper lane at the island breaker in front of Home Depot U-turn slot and take inner lanes. The end of the zipper lane is at the breaker of Sandiganbayan U-turn slot, then right turn on Litex Payatas Road, right turn on Abris St., right turn on Bougainvillea St., right turn to Lower Jasmin St., right turn to Ilang ilang St., left turn to Santan St., left to Sampaguita St., left turn to Violago Road and meters away right turn and enter the gate 3 of Filinvest 2, to Brgy. Bagong Silangan, just follow Violago Road.

Meanwhile, to Filinvest 1 motorist, they should have an agreement with Filinvest 2 in order to pass by their subdivision to reach the Batasan-San Mateo Road then enter to Kagawad St., right turn to resolution St., right to Senatorial St., right to Sinagtala St.,left turn to Masbate or Cotabato St., left turn to Filinvest 1 Road and enter gate to Filinvest 1 subdivision.

Light vehicles going to Filinvest 2, San Mateo Rizal and Marikina City may take alternate route from Commonwealth-Sandigan, turn right on Sinagtala St., turn right to senatorial St, turn left at Resolution St., left turn at Kagawad Road then right turn to Batasan san Mateo Road.

After SONA around 6:00PM

Only westbound lanes of Batasan road leading to the Sandiganbayan underpass will be opened for VIPs exiting from the SONA.

Westbound lane from Litex to Batasan Complex south gate will remain closed until further notice.

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