MANILA – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) would implement a traffic rerouting scheme to give way to ceremonies in celebration of the 125th Philippine Independence Day on Monday.
In an advisory on Friday, the MMDA said temporary road closures will be implemented from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday along Roxas Boulevard (Blvd.) from TM Kalaw to P. Burgos, TM Kalaw from Taft to Roxas Blvd, Maria Orosa St. from TM Kalaw to P. Burgos, including Katigbak Drive, Independence Road, and South Road for the flag raising and wreath laying ceremony at the Rizal Monument and Civic-Military Parade to be held at the Quirino Grandstand.
“Planuhin ang iyong biyahe, sumunod sa batas trapiko, at mag-ingat sa pagmamaneho ngayong long weekend (Plan your travels, follow traffic laws, and drive carefully during the long weekend),” the MMDA said.
It advised affected motorists to take the following alternate routes:
Vehicles headed southbound from the three bridges (Jones, Mc Arthur, Quezon) shall use Taft Avenue to their destination;
Those coming from U.N. Ave. westbound lane shall turn left to Roxas Blvd their destination;
All vehicles coming from Roxas Blvd northbound lane shall turn right to U.N. Ave. to their destination;
Vehicles coming from Mel Lopez Blvd. to Roxas Blvd. shall turn left at A. Soriano Ave. or straight to Bonifacio Drive, left to P. Burgos Ave. to Finance Rd. and to their destination;
All vehicles coming from Gen. Luna inside Intramuros shall turn left to the Eastbound lane of P. Burgos or Finance Rd. to their destination;
All trailer trucks/heavy vehicles coming from Roxas Blvd. northbound shall turn right to Pres. Quirino Ave. to their destination;
Similar large vehicles coming from Delpan Bridge shall turn around at Anda Circle to the northbound lane of Mel Lopez Blvd. to C-3 and to their destination.
On the other hand, vehicles going to Quiapo from Roxas Blvd. shall turn right to UN Ave, and take a left to Taft Ave to their destination.
Those going to the PICC area may take Taft Ave, turn right to UN Ave, and left turn to Roxas Blvd. to their destination.
“MMDA traffic enforcers will also be deployed to assist in traffic management; as well as tow trucks, ambulances, and vacuum trucks. Concrete and plastic barriers as well as traffic cones will be placed in key areas,” it said.
Meanwhile, trucks going to North Harbor from SLEX may go straight to Osmeña Highway, turn right to Quirino Ave., straight to Nagtahan St., go to Lacson Ave., left turn to Yuseco St., straight ahead to Capulong St., then turn left or right to R-10 Road to their destination.
Trucks coming from Parañaque and headed south are advised to turn right at Quirino Avenue to Nagtahan then Lacson Ave. to their destination.
The number coding scheme is also lifted on Monday, which was declared a regular holiday under Proclamation No. 90 issued by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. in November last year.
June 12 is a national holiday commemorating the declaration of Philippine independence from Spain in 1898. (PNA)