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List of Quezon City roads closed this weekend for 75th jubilee celebrations

Motorists and commuters passing through Quezon City this weekend may have to take alternate routes or brace for heavy traffic because of activities related to the city's diamond jubilee.

In a post on its Facebook page, the city government said some streets will be closed to traffic starting 12:01 a.m. of Saturday, October 11.

"Areas covered by the road closure order have been chosen as center stage for the street parties, concerts and grand fireworks displays that the QC government has scheduled as part of the festivities in welcoming Quezon City’s diamond jubilee year in each of QC’s six districts," it said.

These include:

  • Roosevelt Avenue from Del Monte Avenue up to Pitimini Street and Commercial Drive Center
  • NS Amoranto Street from Mariveles Street to Labo Street (District I)
  • Commonwealth Avenue from Sandiganbayan towards COA in District II
  • Portion of Anonas Road from Lanzones Street to Pajo Street in District III
  • Tomas Morato from Timog Avenue to Scout Fuentebella
  • Maginhawa Street from Makadios to Masaya Streets in District IV
  • Quirino Highway from Regalado Avenue to Belfast Street in District V
  • Visayas Avenue northbound from Congressional Avenue to Tandang Sora Avenue

Rerouting plans

Motorists coming from Araneta Avenue going to A. Bonifacio may take Labo Street straight to A. Bonifacio Avenue.

Vehicles coming from Manila via Retiro may take NS Amoranto Sr. Avenue.

Vehicles northbound from Quezon Avenue going to Roosevelt Avenue may take Del Monte Avenue.

The city government also said the partial closure of Commonwealth Avenue will mean that only four lanes of the northbound portion of the road from Sandiganbayan towards COA will be usable on October 11.

"However, the southbound lane of Commonwealth Avenue will be open to regular traffic," it said.

Meanwhile, vehicles coming from Kamias Road going to Aurora Boulevard may turn right at Lanzones Street to Pajo Street and then turn right at Anonas Street to Aurora Boulevard.

Vehicles taking Tomas Morato from E.Rodriguez, Kamuning, A. Roces to Timog Avenue may turn left at Scout Fuentebella on the northbound lane and at Scout Tuazon toward Timog on the right side of the northbound lane.

For the Maginhawa Street closure, vehicles from CP Garcia – Kalayaan Avenue, may take University Avenue and then turn right at Commonwealth Avenue, U-turn at Commonwealth straight to the Quezon Memorial Circle.

The six lanes of Quirino Highway from Regalado Avenue to Belfast Street will be used for the jubilee street party.

Only three lanes of Quirino Highway will be opened to vehicles from Lagro going to Belfast Road and to Novaliches.  

With the closure of Visayas Avenue northbound from Congressional Avenue to Tandang Sora Avenue, motorists may take Visayas Avenue towards Tandang Sora or turn right at Congressional Avenue to Tandang Sora.

Motorists may also take the zipper lane from Congressional Avenue to Tandang Sora Avenue.

October 12

Meanwhile, the city government said motorists can expect traffic along Elliptical Road on October 12 as the Quezon Memorial Circle will become center stage for the Misa ng Bayan, parade of floats and the Zumba Outdoor party.

The westbound lane of Quezon Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the procession of the Our Lady of La Naval at the Sto. Domingo Church. — Joel Locsin/JDS, GMA News