Traffic advisory for Independence Day 2018
MANILA, Philippines – Transportation officials announced traffic advisories for Tuesday, June 12, when the Philippines celebrates the 120th anniversary of its Independence Day.
Some local governments have also announced traffic rerouting schemes.
Since Independence Day is a regular non-working holiday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is lifting the number coding scheme.
According to the Caloocan City government, Bonifacio Monument Circle will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, starting at 12:01 am.
Motorists are advised to take an alternative route. Those coming from Malabon going to EDSA or Rizal Avenue may turn right to A. Mabini or Abey Road.
Those coming from Manila to EDSA or MacArthur Highway will have to turn left to either 7th, 8th, or 9th avenue to reach B. Serrano.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Bonifacio Monument circle in Caloocan City will be closed to traffic on June 12, 12:01 am onwards for the celebration of the 120th anniversary of Independence Day. Motorists are advised to take an alternative route. @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/AlBXq5rVdH— Aika Rey (@reyaika) June 11, 2018
City of Manila
Manila city government will close the following roads to traffic from 9 am onwards:
- Southbound lane of Bonifacio Drive from Anda Circle to Katigbak Drive
- Stretch of Katigbak Drive, Independence Road, and South Drive
Vehicles will be asked to follow the rerouting scheme:
- Light vehicles going to the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard will have to take the roundabout of Anda Circle, and turn right to Soriano Avenue to the point of destination.
- Trucks going to the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard will have to take the roundabout of Anda Circle, and exit to Bonifacio Drive to the point of destination.
- All vehicles planning to use the northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard will have to go straight to Bonifacio Drive or turn right to TM Kalaw Avenue to the point of destination.
Local government officials noted that actual closing and reopening of roads will be based on the traffic situation on Tuesday.
Pasig City transportation officials announced that the odd and even number coding scheme and truck ban are lifted on Tuesday.
– Aika Rey/Rappler.com