MANILA, Philippines --- The Manila Police District traffic Enforcement Unit (MPD-TEU) has released a traffic rerouting scheme for All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.
From October 31 to November 1, beginning 6 a.m., the following roads will be closed: Stretch of Aurora Boulevard from Dimasalang up to Rizal Avenue; Blumentritt from A. Bonifacio to P. Guevarra; stretch of Retiro from Dimasalang Street up to Blumentritt Extension; stretch of P. Guevarra from Cavite up to Pampanga streets and Leonor Rivera Street from Cavite to Aurora Boulevard.
The following streets will be utilized as parking areas for those who will be driving to the cemetery: Craig Street, Simon St., F. Huertas St., Sulu St., Oroquieta St., and Metrica and other peripheries.
The rerouting of PUJs: PUJs coming from Rizal Avenue, or Blumentritt shall take Cavite right to Leonor Rivera or Isagani right to Antipolo to point of destination; PUJs coming from Amoranto St. (QC) right to Calavite, right to Bonifacio to point of destination.
PUJs coming from Dimasalang should turn right to Makiling right to Maceda to point of destination.
These are the tow away zones: In Retiro from Blumentritt and from Aurora/Blumentritt to Bonifacio Avenue up to Laon Laan, Dimasalang from North Cemetery gate to Makiling. In Laon Laan (Bulaklakan) - Dos Castillas, Don Quijote and Ma. Clara, Carola, and Aragon.
The MPD-TEU noted that only left side parallel parking is allowed for one-way streets.
The rerouting of PUJs bound for La Loma and Chinese cemeteries is as follows: All vehicles coming from España shall take A.H. Lacson, Tayuman, Blumentritt, from Cavite to Aurora Boulevard and take either Rizal Avenue or JA Santos. All vehicles coming from Quiapo, Sta. Cruz, Tondo, Caloocan shall take JA Santos or Rizal Ave. Ext.
Designated parking areas for those going to La Loma and Chinese cemeteries: Oroquieta street, F. Huertas street, P. Guevarra Street, Bulacan Street, Tecson Street, Sulu St., M. Hizon Street, Kalimbas, and Natividad and other streets not included in the rerouting.
The following are tow-away zones: Pampanga Street, Rizal Avenue, JAS and Aurora Street and other streets not included in the rerouting.
In Mandaluyong, traffic re-routing has been set up to ensure the smooth flow of traffic leading to the city's three main cemeteries: the Mandaluyong City Catholic Cemetery, Garden of Life Park (an Agipay cemetery) and the Paradise Cemetery.
Starting Thursday, all vehicles bound for the Mandaluyong City Catholic Cemetery (Roman Catholic Cemetery) and Paradise Cemetery will be diverted.
For the Roman Catholic Cemetery and Paradise Cemetery: All vehicles bound to Kalentong from Boni Avenue should turn right at Ortigas St., then left to I. Lopez or T. Bernardo Streets, straight ahead to P. Gomez St. down to A. Luna St., then turn right to Gabby's/Kalentong.
All vehicles going to Boni Avenue (eastbound) coming from Kalentong are advice to use west bound lane of Boni Avenue in front of the cemetery then straight ahead to Boni Avenue.
For all vehicles, there will be no entry at Martinez St. in front of cemetery.