Museum National Museum of the Philippines, Manila. PNA photo by Jess Escaros

MMDA implements traffic rerouting plan for PBBM’s inauguration

June 25, 2022 Edd Reyes 90 views

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement traffic rerouting following the closure of major thoroughfares around the National Museum and other areas where events will be held in connection with the oath-taking ceremony of President-Elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. as 17th President of the Philippines on June 30.

Starting June 26, Sunday at 12:01 a.m., Padre Burgos Avenue, Finance Road, Ma. Orosa St. from T.M. Kalaw to P. Burgos and Gen. Luna St. from P. Burgos to Muralla Street will be closed to traffic until June 30 at 11:00 p.m., while Ayala Boulevard, Victoria Street from Taft Avenue to Muralla Street will be closed on June 30 from 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

On June 29 at 12:01 a.m. Mendiola Street will be closed to traffic until June 30 at 11:00 p.m. and on June 30, Jalandoni St., PICC in Pasay City will be closed from 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.while Legarda St. from San Rafael to Figueras Street will be closed on June 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

All northbound vehicles coming from Roxas Blvd. should turn right at U.N. Avenue or Kalaw Avenue, then turn left at Taft Avenue to reach the point of destination while eastbound vehicles coming from Roxas Blvd. should turn left at Kalaw Avenue or U.N. Avenue, then turn right at Taft Ave. to reach the point of destination.

All northbound trucks coming from South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) should take Osmeña Highway, and turn left at Quirino Ave., then turn right at Roxas Blvd., go straight to Bonifacio Drive going to the point of destination.

However, Roxas Blvd. (from Buendia to P. Burgos) will be closed to traffic on June 30 from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Another alternate route for northbound trucks coming from SLEX should go straight ahead to Osmeña Highway, then turn right at Quirino Avenue, go directly to Nagtahan St. and Lacson Avenue, then turn left at Yuseco St., go straight ahead to Capulong St. then turn right to R-10 Road to reach the point of destination.

All southbound trucks coming from Bonifacio Drive should go straight to Roxas Blvd., turn left at Quirino Avenue, then turn right at Osmeña Highway and go straight to SLEX to reach the point of destination.

Meanwhile, all public utility and private vehicles going to Jalandoni St. may take Atang Dela Rama or Roxas Blvd., while all vehicles coming from the Sampaloc area Earnshaw St. intending to pass through Legarda St. should turn left at Manrique St. to reach the point of destination.

Vehicles coming from Sta. Mesa area via Legarda St. intending to pass through Mendiola St. should turn right at M.F. Jhocson St., left at Lardizabal St. to reach the point of the destination while all vehicles coming from P. Casal St. intending to pass through Mendiola St. should turn left at Arlegui St. to reach the point of destination.

All vehicles coming from Quezon Blvd. and C.M. Recto Ave. intending to pass through Mendiola St. should turn left at N. Reyes St. or right at S. H. Loyola to reach the point of destination.

Incoming Cabinet members, diplomats, legislators, members of the Judiciary, international and local media, and other guests are expected to attend the inauguration before noon.

MMDA Chairman Romando Artes said the agency will deploy 2,000 personnel from the Traffic Discipline Office, the Metro Public Safety Office, and the Sidewalk Clearing Operations Group for traffic management, clearing operations, and emergency response.

Tow trucks and ambulances will also be dispatched to strategic locations for the quick response when needed.

The MMDA, in close coordination with the Presidential Security Group (PSG), City Government of Manila, Manila Police District (MPD), and National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), is tasked with ensuring the participants’ seamless movement and traffic management.

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