MANILA, Philippines – Motorists are advised to take alternate routes on Wednesday, February 25, as portions of EDSA are set to be closed to traffic in observance of the 29th anniversary of the EDSA People Power revolution.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday told motorists to avoid the EDSA Shrine area in Quezon City, the main venue of the activities commemorating the February 25, 1986, revolution that overthrew dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
The MMDA said the stretch of EDSA northbound from Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City to Santolan in Quezon City will be closed on Wednesday from midnight until 4 pm.
The following roads in parts of Mandaluyong City, Pasig City, and Quezon City will be closed:
Shaw Boulevard to Santolan and all perpendicular roads from east side
- Internal Avenue
- Garden Way
- Julia Vargas
- Bank Drive
- Ortigas Avenue
- Corinthian Subdivision Gate 2
- White Plains
- Meralco-Ortigas junction (southbound)
- Ortigas Avenue-Connecticut (northbound)
White Plains, Quezon City
- White Plains-Katipunan (southbound)
The MMDA advised motorists to take the following alternate routes:
From EDSA northbound
- Right to McKinley Road to C5 to destination
- Right at Kalayaan Avenue to C5 to destination
- Take Rockwell flyover, left turn to Estrella and utilize Estrella/Pantaleon Bridge which is now open to traffic
- Right at J.P. Rizal to C5 to destination
- Right at Pioneer St. to C5 to destination
- Right at Shaw Boulevard to C5 to destination
- Right at J. Vargas Avenue to C5 to destination
From EDSA southbound
- Right to Santolan, left turn to Ortigas Avenue, right turn to Wilson, left at P. Guevarra and Shaw Boulevard, right turn to EDSA to point of destination.
MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said 1,104 personnel will be deployed to direct traffic and guide motorists taking alternate routes. – Rappler.com
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