Dry run for motorcycle lane along Commonwealth Avenue extended until March 26

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 17) —The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday announced it will extend until March 26 the dry run for the implementation of the exclusive motorcycle lane along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City to give way to patching works.

"The DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) will continue its patching works along the area that started last week, in response to the request of the MMDA based on the social media concerns received by the agency from motorists that the highway has uneven portions and has potholes," the MMDA said in a statement.

The dry run began on March 9.

The motorcycle lane is the third lane from the sidewalk of Commonwealth Avenue, from Elliptical Road to Dona Carmen and vice versa.

The extension of the dry run also seeks to give motorists more time to be familiar with the use of the motorcycle lane, the MMDA added.

The agency reported it was able to flag down 2,173 motorcycle riders from March 9 to 16.

The MMDA said it plans to install reflectors and solar street lamps to light up the lane to avoid accidents.