EDSA road re-blocking resumes

Manila, Philippines -- Road re-blocking resumes on Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) this weekend.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has lifted its temporary halt on all road re-blocking activities on the 23-kilometer stretch of EDSA.

The agency issued a traffic advisory for the scheduled road repair activities on sections of EDSA this weekend, from May 31 to June 3, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Affected areas along EDSA include: from North Avenue to Corregidor Road (Northbound, 4th lane), Quezon City; from Oliveros St. to Kaingin Road (Southbound, 5th lane), Quezon City; from Reliance St. to Libertad St. (NB), Mandaluyong City; between Biglang Awa St. and J. Manalo St. (SB, 5th lane near the gutter), Caloocan City; and near MCU Hospital northbound lane in Caloocan City.

Apart from EDSA, road re-blocking schedules will be conducted on certain thoroughfares including Commonwealth Avenue - from Luzon Avenue to North Susana (NB, 4th lane), Quezon City; Araneta Avenue - from Ma. Clara St. to Quezon Avenue (Center Lane), Quezon City; Elliptical Road - between East Avenue and Kalayaan Avenue (going to Commonwealth Avenue, 4th and 5th lane from sidewalk), Quezon City; and C.P. Garcia Avenue - between University Avenue and Magiting St. (going to Katipunan Avenue, 2nd lane from sidewalk), Quezon City.

In anticipation of traffic gridlock, the agency advises motorists to use alternative routes.

The MMDA declared a freeze on re-blocking along EDSA last April due to anticipated traffic buildup caused by successive events in the metropolis, such as weekend sales, motorcades, athletic events, among other activities.

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