MANILA, Philippines – Several roads in the city of Manila will not be accessible to motorists due to the yearly observance of the Catholic community’s Traslacion on January 9.
Based on the Traffic Management Plan released by the procession’s organizers, several roads will be closed and rerouting of vehicular traffic will be implemented in areas along the Traslacion route.
This year’s procession will take a slightly different route through the Ayala bridge instead of Jones bridge which has been used for years.
The event is also expected to end earlier than the usual time as the procession route has been shortened to 6.16 kilometers.
Last year’s route was 6.19 kilometers long, and the procession lasted for about 21 hours.
The Manila Police District Traffic Enforcement Unit said that starting 9 p.m. of January 8, the following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic:
- Southbound lane of Bonifacio Drive from Anda Circe to Katigbak Drive
- North and southbound lanes of Roxas Boulevard from Katigbak to U.N. Avenue
- Stretch of P. Burgos from Roxas Boulevard to Jones, MacArthur and Quezon Bridges
- North and southbound lanes of Ma. Orosa from TM Kalaw to P. Burgos.
The following roads will be closed starting 12:01 a.m. of January 9:
- Taft Avenue to Jones, MacArthur and Quezon Bridges
- North and southbound lanes of Taft Ave. from TM Kalaw to Ayala Boulevard
- Stretch of San Marcelino from N.A. Lopez street to U.N. Avenue
Other roads to be closed due to Traslacion are as follows:
- Romualdez from U.N. Ave. to N.A. Lopez Street
- Stretch of P. Casal from C. Palanca to San Rafael
- Palanca St. from Plaza Lacson to Quiapo Ilalim
- Southbound lane of Quezon Boulevard from Fugoso St, to Quezon Bridge
- Westbound lane of España Boulevard from P. Campa to Lerma St.
Motorists going to Manila are advised to avoid the abovementioned roads and use these alternative routes:
- Vehicles coming from Rizal Ave. going to Lawton, Intramuros and Pier Zone area should go to Dasmariñas or straight to MacArthur Bridge, then right to Magallanes Drive Ext. and then right to Jones Bridge to point of destination.
- For vehicles coming from Jose Abad Santos-Reina Regente going to Intramuros, they should utilize the Juan Luna St., left to Plaza Cervantes to Jones Bridge, then right to Magallanes Drive to point of destination.
- Vehicles travelling southbound of Mel Lopez Blvd. (R-10) going to Roxas Blvd. should turn left to Moriones St., straight to Dagupan St. to point of destination.
- Light vehicles travelling northbound of Taft Ave. going to Quiapo-Sta. Cruz area should turn right to U.N. Ave. straight to Paz Guanzon, then left to Mabini Bridge to point of destination.
- Vehicles travelling northbound of Roxas Blvd., Mabini and Ma. Orosa going to Pier Zone – Binondo – Divisoria should turn right to U.N. Ave., straight to Paz Guanzon then left to Mabini Bridge to point of destination.
- Vehicles coming from Quezon City utilizing southbound lane of España Ave. should turn right to P. Campa St. then turn left to A. Mendoza St., then right to Fugoso St., then turn left to Rizal Ave. or turn left to Nicanor Reyes St., then turn right to CM Recto Ave. to point of destination.
- Vehicles coming from Legarda St. should turn right to CM Recto Ave. to point of destination.
- Vehicles coming from northern part of Manila intending to utilize Roxas Blvd. should use Capulong-Tayuman-A.H. Lacson-Nagtahan flyover to Mabini Bridge to point of destination.
- Light vehicles coming from southern part of Manila utilizing Roxas Blvd. going to north should turn right to U.N. Ave., straight to Paz Guanzon, then left to Mabini Bridge to Nagtahan flyover to A.H. Lacson to point of destination.
- Heavy vehicles coming from the south may use Pres. Osmeña going to Pres. Quirino Ave. then head to Mabini Bridge towards Nagtahan Flyover via A.H. Lacson to Capulong to point of destination. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Bernard Dadis)
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