MMDA opens rush- hour ‘zipper lane’ to ease EDSA southbound traffic

MANILA -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will open on Monday a 'zipper lane' or counterflow lane along the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) to ease traffic gridlock in the southbound lane during the morning rush hour.

MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos said the zipper lane will be implemented from the Main Avenue in Cubao, Quezon City to EDSA-Ortigas Flyover across Guadix-MRT Ortigas.

The lane will bypass the choke point areas of Santolan and Connecticut which usually result to traffic gridlock for left turn traffic towards Ortigas Meralco and those bound for Makati.

Its dry run will be on Friday, January 20, from 9:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Source: Philippines News Agency