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Sona traffic advisory for QC.

The Quezon City Police District has issued the following traffic advisory in view of the road closures and security measures for President Duterte's first State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the Batasang Pambansa complex tomorrow, July 25.

12:01 a.m., July 25-Commonwealth Avenue (north- and southbound) from Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) / Philcoa to Fairview (Fairview Center mall) will be cleared. Illegally parked vehicles will be towed.

Commonwealth northbound shall be partially closed from AFNI Building to San Simon U-turn slot; concrete barriers will be put up in front of AFNI Building. The southbound lanes will remain open.

5 a.m.-Motorists coming from QMC to Fairview shall take the zipper lane at the island breaker in front of Jocfer U-turn slot and take the innermost lanes. The end and exit point of the zipper lane is at the island breaker of San Simon U-trun slot fronting the Commission on Audit.

Members of the Senate and Congress, guest and other VIPs will exit at Meralco U-turn slot on their way to Batasan. Motorists coming from Fairview to QMC may take the usual southbound route.

Noon-The entire westbound lane of IBP Road will be closed (from Litex to Sandiganbayan) to be used by VIPs only. Non-VIP vehicles coming from Filinvest 1, Sinagtala, San Mateo Road, Filinvest 2 on their way to Fairview and Commonwealth can take the eastbound lane of IBP Road and exit at Litex.

After the Sona, only the westbound lane of IBP Road leading to the Sandiganbayan underpass shall be opened for the exclusive use of exiting vehicles coming from the House of Representatives going to Commonwealth. The other half of the westbound lane from Litex to the House South Gate will remain closed until further notice.

5 p.m.-All light vehicles will take the alternate route from Fairview to QMC (southbound), turn right to Fairlane Street, turn right to Dahlia, turn left to Chestnut, turn right to Old Sauyo Road, turn right to Mindanao Avenue, take U-turn at Quirino Highway to Mindanao Avenue (southbound), left to North Avenue to QMC, to destination.

From QMC to Fairview (northbound): Take North Avenue then turn right to Mindanao Avenue, right to Old Sauyo Road, then go straight ahead to Republic Avenue, then turn left to Regalado Avenue, exit to Commonwealth and on to destination.

VIP guests coming from San Mateo Road, upon reaching IBP Road, will turn right and enter the Batasan North Gate. Members of the Senate and the House, upon reaching IBP Road, will turn left and enter the Batasan South Gate.

6 p.m.-Traffic flow along Commonwealth and IBP Road resumes to normal.

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Publication:Philippines Daily Inquirer (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Jul 24, 2016
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