Several roads closed for EDSA 30th anniversary
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Several roads will be closed on February 25, a Thursday, for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) released an updated advisory of road closures and traffic rerouting on Wednesday, February 24.
The northbound side of EDSA, from Ortigas to Santolan, will be closed on Thursday starting midnight until 1 pm.
Meanwhile, the southbound side of EDSA, from Santolan to Ortigas (EDSA shrine) will be closed from 7 am until 11 am.
Affected vehicles may use the following alternate routes:
- Route 1: Right at Aurora Blvd., left at Gilmore towards Granada to Ortigas EDSA
- Route 2: Right at P. Tuazon, left at Benitez, right at Boni Serrano, left at Ortigas - EDSA
A zipper lane will be opened on the southbound side of EDSA, from SM Megamall to Santolan.
Motorists are advised to take the following alternate routes:
- Southbound vehicles may take West Triangle, Quezon Avenue, Kamuning, and Aurora Boulevard.
- Northbound vehicles coming from C-5 may turn left at Aurora Boulevard instead of Santolan.
The updated traffic scheme was a change from an earlier plan to close several lanes of White Plains Avenue for two weeks, starting February 14, for the construction of an experiential museum that will highlight stories of the Philippine experience under the dictatorship of the late Ferdinand Marcos.
The museum, which will be open to the public for free on February 25 and 26, will have 9 halls. Each hall represents different periods of the martial law era and the historic uprising that restored Philippine democracy. Musical and theatrical performances will also be staged for visitors.
The plan drew backlash from residents of nearby subdivisions, who complained about the inconvenience of closing down roads for two weeks. The EPCC said the museum will be set up inside Camp Aguinaldo instead. – Rappler.com