Motorists advised to take alternate routes

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 20 2014 10:03 AM | Updated as of Apr 20 2014 06:03 PM

MANILA – As the road reblocking projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in EDSA continue, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has advised motorists returning to Manila to take alternate routes until Monday morning.

In an interview on DZMM, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino advised motorists to avoid using EDSA until Monday morning, and pass through alternate routes instead.

Tolentino said that although the reblocking of EDSA is scheduled to be completed on Monday at 5:00 a.m., parts of the southbound lane will already be open today.

"Northbound natin na may repair ng DPWH, sarado pa lahat. Sa southbound, ilan palang ang nagbukas [tulad ng] southbound papuntang Rochester [at] eto pong southbound papuntang Ortigas, alam ko po before lunch ngayon…bubuksan na nila."

"Guadalupe to southbound Buendia, sarado pa. Zamora Pasay Taft Park Avenue papuntang Roxas Blvd, sarado pa."

For those coming from South Luzon Expressway (SLEx), Tolentino recommends passing through C-5 or Osmena Highway to avoid traffic.

"Ang mga babalik, wag muna gamitin ang EDSA, C-5 tayo. Galing ng SLEx, either C5 or Osmena Highway."

He said that the reblocking projects along EDSA were planned by DPWH to upgrade the road.

"Ito po ay proyekto ng DPWH na huli raw nagawa [noong ginagawa pa ang] EDSA….[Ito ay] para ma-upgrade ang EDSA [dahil] araw-araw, 300,000 ang dumadaan dito."