MANILA – While they will not be closing any roads, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be enforcing a “stop and go” traffic scheme during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Metro Manila next week.
From April 26 to April 30, if ASEAN Summit participants are expected to pass certain roads in Makati City, Manila, and Pasay City, roads will be locked down, and motorists made to take alternate routes. The roads will again be opened once the VIP has passed.
As of this writing, the MMDA told ABS-CBN News that they have not yet received any word regarding the cancellation of number-coding during the days of the ASEAN Summit, which were declared non-working holidays in certain areas.
They are still coordinating with local government units, the agency said, and will post any updates on social media as soon as possible.
The following routes will be followed by the MMDA during traffic lockdowns in Metro Manila:
If ASEAN Summit participants are going to and from the Skyway, all vehicles exiting Paseo de Roxas Street going to A. Arnaiz Avenue should turn right to Benavidez Street (counterflow), and right to Trasierra Street, then left to Gamboa Street.
Afterwards, vehicles will turn right to V.A. Rufino Street, all the way to Chino Roces Avenue (Pasong Tamo), and S. Javier Street. They can also make a U-turn to Amorsolo Street and V.A Rufino Street, then turn right towards Fernando Street.
If Esperanza Street becomes saturated during the ASEAN lockdown, all vehicles will be made to take Paseo de Roxas, turning right to Ayala Avenue towards EDSA, to destination.
MALL OF ASIA
Traffic will be rerouted at the EDSA Extension, near the Mall of Asia.
Motorists will also be made to take alternate routes to Roxas Boulevard.
-Roxas Boulevard, right turn
-EDSA/ A. Arnaiz Avenue/ Buendia, left turn
- Taft Avenue, left turn
- UN Avenue/ Finance Road, to destination
-Roxas Boulevard, left turn
-P. Burgos/ Kalaw/ UN Avenue, then right turn
-Taft Avenue, right turn
-Buendia/ EDSA, left turn
- Roxas Boulevard, to destination