MANILA -- Motorists should expect traffic congestion along Quirino Highway in Quezon City starting Monday, November 6, due to the ongoing construction of the Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7).

In its advisory Sunday, the MRT-7 Project Traffic Management Task Force advised private vehicles to avoid the highway and use alternate routes instead.

Those bound for Quezon Memorial Circle coming from Caloocan/San Jose del Monte may use the following alternate routes:

Via Sampaguita Road to Maligaya Road
Via Malaria Road to Maligaya Road
Via Malanting Road to Maligaya Road

Vehicles bound for Caloocan/San Jose del Monte coming from Quezon Memorial Circle, on the other hand, may use the following alternate routes:

Via Regalado Highway to Ascencion
Via Mindanao Avenue to Ascencion or Carida-Esperanza

The Task Force appeals to the public for their cooperation and for the motorists to observe traffic rules and regulations to avoid further road obstructions while the construction of the railway system is ongoing.

The MRT-7 is envisioned to be a 23-kilometer rail line with 14 stations starting from North Avenue, Quezon City up to San Jose del Monte, Bulacan serving around 500,000 passengers once it is operational. It will traverse Quezon City and Caloocan in Metro Manila and will end at the proposed intermodal terminal station at San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

MRT-7 is expected to be completed by the last quarter of 2019. (PNA)