MANILA – Hundreds of commuters got stranded due to the road reblocking implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways along EDSA on Wednesday.
While traffic was especially heavy at the southbound lane because of the road reblocking, northbound vehicles were also stuck in traffic due to the Holy Week exodus.
Some stranded commuters opted to walk to terminals as southbound buses were full of passengers going home.
“Maagang penitensya” was how stranded commuters described their situation.
"Eh simula Ortigas, maga-Ayala na [ang traffic na] yan, sa lakad namin, may bata pa kami dala. Hirap mag-commute, tingnan mo ang tao, sobrang dami na," one commuter said.
Another lamented: ”Nangangalay na likod ko. Tatlong oras na ko naghihintay. Hirap sumakay, puno."
A lady commuter wished for more buses. "Sana naman may extra buses pag ganito, alam nila na maraming uuwi. Paano naman kami dito sa city na hindi uuwi ng probinsya?"
Here is a list of areas at the southbound lane where there are road re-blockings:
Dario Bridge at EDSA, West Avenue, Bansalangin, East Maya, Quezon Avenue, New York St. in front of Camp Crame, Annapolis St., and in front of Soliven Bldg.
In Mandaluyong before Ortigas: Sultan Service Road, after Crossing Ilalim, Boni up to Guadalupe
In Makati: Guadalupe, Estrella, Buendia, Pasay Road and Park Avenue
In Pasay: Before Roxas Blvd
Road reblocking at the northbound lane, meanwhile, will start on Saturday until Monday in these areas:
In EDSA Makati, in front of Dasmarinas Village gate
Pasay Road and Ayala Tunnel, in front of Forbes Park gate
Kalayaan Avenue, Estrella, Orense and Guadalupe
After Guadalupe Bridge
After Pioneer, before Crossing Ilalim, Shaw Blvd Tunnel, Julia Vargas, and before Ortigas Flyover
In front of Corinthian gate
In front of Camp Aguinaldo, Santolan MRT Station, Quezon Avenue, East Maya, West Avenue up to Corregidor
“Ang target, matapos lahat ang reblocking sa Lunes ng madaling araw,” said DWPH director Engr. Rey Tagudando. – From a report by Ron Gagalac, ABS-CBN News