The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Saturday it will impose road closures and traffic rerouting during the inauguration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. who will take his oath as the country’s 17th President on June 30.
The inauguration will be held at the historical National Museum of the Philippines in Manila.
In an advisory, the MMDA said the road closure would be enforced starting at 12:01 a.m. of June 26 to 11 p.m. of June 30 on Padre Burgos Avenue, Finance Road, Ma. Orosa St., (from TM Kalaw to P. Burgos, and General Luna St. (from P. Burgos to Muralla St.).
Also on June 30, Ayala Blvd. and Victoria St. (from Taft Ave. to Muralla St.) would also be closed from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m, while Roxas Blvd. (from Buendia to P. Burgos) would be closed to traffic from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Motorists on the northbound lane coming from Roxas Blvd. should turn right at United Nations Ave. or Kalaw Ave., then turn left at Taft Ave. to reach the point of destination.
Those on the eastbound lane coming from Roxas Blvd. should turn left at Kalaw Ave. or U.N. Ave., then turn right at Taft Ave. to reach the point of destination.
All northbound trucks coming from South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) must take Osmeña Highway, turn left at Quirino Ave. then turn right at Roxas Blvd., go straight to Bonifacio Dr. going to the point of destination.
Another alternate route for northbound trucks coming from SLEX must go straight ahead to Osmeña Highway then turn right at Quirino Ave., go straight to Nagtahan St. and to Lacson Ave., then turn left at Yuseco St., go straight ahead to Capulong St. then turn right to R-10 Rd. to reach the point of destination.
Trucks coming from Bonifacio Dr. must go straight to Roxas Blvd., turn left at Quirino Ave., then turn right at Osmeña Highway and go straight to SLEX to reach the point of destination.
Also scheduled to be closed are Mendiola Street beginning at 12:01 a.m. of June 29 to 11 p.m. of June 30; and Jalandoni St. in Pasay City from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Legarda St. in Manila from San Rafael to Figueras Sts. beginning 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., both on June 30.
Vehicles going to Jalandoni St. may take Atang Dela Rama or Roxas Blvd. while those coming from Earnshaw
St. in Sampaloc intending to pass through Legarda St. should turn left at Manrique St. to reach the point of destination.
Those 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 destination, while 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 also turn left at N. Reyes St. or right at S. H. Loyola to reach the point of destination.
The alternate routes from North to South of Metro Manila:
-From R-10 via C3, Sgt. Rivera St., Araneta Ave. to reach the point of destination:
-From McArthur Hi-way and NLEX via EDSA to reach the point of destination
-From Balintawak via Metro Manila Skyway to reach the point of destination
From South to North:
-From Roxas Blvd. via EDSA to reach the point of destination
-From SLEX via C5 to Congressional Avenue going to Mindanao Avenue to
reach the point of destination
-From SLEX via EDSA to reach the point of destination
-From SLEX via Metro Manila Skyway to reach the point of destination
The MMDA is expecting Cabinet members of the new administration, diplomats, legislators, members of the Judiciary, international and local media, and other guests to attend the occasion.
MMDA chair Romando Artes said they 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.
He added that tow trucks and ambulances would also be dispatched to strategic locations for quick response when needed.