Rerouting schemes for Chinese New Year countdown

MANILA, Philippines – Those planning to join the Chinese New Year countdown festivities are advised to take alternative routes, as traffic in the cities of Caloocan and Valenzuela are set to be rerouted beginning Wednesday evening, February 18.

In an advisory posted Monday, February 16, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said road closures will be in effect on Wednesday, from 7 pm to midnight.

The south side of EDSA fronting Mercury Drug Store/Tropical Hut, beginning from Bonifacio Monument Circle (BMC) to B. Serrano Avenue, will be partially closed.

The area is designated as an activity area for the festivities.

Meanwhile, a rerouting scheme will be in effect beginning 5 pm Wednesday:

F. Rizal Avenue Ext. will be closed to traffic from 10th Avenue to BMC.

Affected vehicles are advised to turn right at 10th Avenue and turn left at B. Serrano Avenue. –