MANILA – A portion of Tomas Claudio Street in Manila will be closed to traffic for four months beginning August 5 to give way for the construction of the Skyway Stage 3.

In a traffic advisory on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said a portion of the said street will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday until November 30.

“Affected motorists are advised to take alternate routes,” the advisory read.

Motorists coming from Valenzuela St., Sta. Mesa going to Quirino Ave. or Beata St. in Pandacan are advised to take Ramon Magsaysay Avenue then turn left at Lacson Avenue (Nagtahan), straight ahead to Quirino Avenue or turn left at Jesus Street to their destination.

Those coming from Osmeña Highway headed to Valenzuela St. in Sta. Mesa may go straight ahead to Quirino Avenue to Mabini Bridge and to the bridge down the ramp, turn right at Ramon Magsaysay Avenue and right turn again at Valenzuela Street to their destination.

Motorists coming from Osmeña Highway going to Beata St. in Pandacan may instead go straight ahead to Quirino Avenue and turn right at Tomas Claudio Street to their destination.

Light vehicles coming from Beata St. in Pandacan going to Quirino Avenue may take Tomas Claudio Street to Quirino Avenue and to their destination.

On the other hand, long and heavy trucks and trailers headed the same way may take Jesus Street to Quirino Avenue to their destination. (PNA)