MAP: Avoid these roads on Sunday, October 15
Traffic management preparations for the ASEAN summit are expected to disrupt traffic flow along major roads and streets on Sunday, October 15

DRY RUN. Convoys will disrupt traffic  on October 15, 2017, in preparation for the ASEAN Summit in November. Rappler file photo

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) advised drivers and commuters to avoid certain major thoroughfares and streets in Metro Manila on Sunday, October 15.

On Sunday, there will be a motor convoy dry run in preparation for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit to be held in November.

The convoy will be led by the ASEAN Security Task Force (ASTF) and is done to troubleshoot the traffic plan on the big days.

It will affect the following roads from 6 am to 10 am on Sunday:

  • EDSA
  • North Luzon Expressway
  • South Luzon Expressway Skyway
  • Southbound lane of Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway
  • Ayala Avenue
  • Makati Avenue
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • JW Diokno Boulevard
  • Buendia Extension
  • McKinley Street
  • 3rd Street
  • 5th Street
  • Jalandoni Street
  • Arnaiz Street
  • V Sotto Sreet

There will be 3 first-leg convoys that security officials will test with all coming from the Clark International Airport in Pampanga.

  1. Manila Hotel
  2. Bonifacio Global City
  3. Peninsula Manila

From there, the convoys will proceed to the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

This is the third of 5 dry runs of the ASTF.  The other two are scheduled on October 22 and 29. –