BRACE FOR HEAVIER TRAFFIC ON BLACK NAZARENE PROCESSION
MANILA CITY – The Manila City government announced that road closures in some parts of the city ahead of the Black Nazarene procession.
In its advisory, the local government said that on Tuesday, Katigbak Drive and South Drive, northbound lane of Quezon and MacArthur Bridge from Bonifacio Shrine, and Taft Avenue from Ayala Blvd. to Bonifacio Shrine will be closed to motorists from 10 a.m. onwards.
Light vehicles entering Bonifacio Drive and Roxas Blvd. southbound are advised to turn right to Anda Circle going to A. Soriano Ave., turn right to Gen. Luna St. to Burgos-Orosa St., then turn left to TM Kalaw St. to Taft Ave. to point of destination.
Also, on Tuesday, trucks and other heavy vehicles seeking to enter the stretch of Bonifacio Drive Southbound shall turn around Anda Circle going back to Northbound lane of Road 10 to C3 to point of destination.
Vehicles coming from southern part of Manila intending to pass through the northbound lane of Roxas Blvd. from TM Kalaw St. to P. Burgos shall turn right to TM Kalaw St. left to Orosa St. going to Intramuros left to A. Soriano Ave. to point of destination.
Also, those traversing along P. Burgos St. shall turn right to Finance Road to Ayala Ave. to point of destination, as well as those going to Taft Ave. northbound shall turn right to Ayala Blvd. to point of destination.
“Ito ang paalala upang maiwasan ang abala sa mga motorista. Maging alerto at maging ligtas sa pagsalubong ng Itim na Nazareno (Motorists are reminded to be alert and safe during Translacion),” Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada said.
Meanwhile, the Pasig City government said heavy traffic is expected on the following roads during Traslacion on Wednesday: R. Jabson St. (Malinao, Bambang), MH del Pilar St. (Sto. Tomas), Caruncho Ave. (both directions), Dr. Pilapil St. (Sagad), Dr. Sixto Antonio Ave. (Kapasigan), A. Mabini St., P. Burgos St., Dr. Garcia St., Alcalde Jose St., and F. Concepcion St.
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