Warning: Rally, motorcade in Manila might cause heavy traffic today

These roads in the Manila area close by 3 pm.

 

(SPOT.ph) Two things will be happening in Manila this Monday afternoon: Mayor Joseph Estrada’s proclamation rally and the Liberal Party’s motorcade. You better prepare for heavy traffic.

 

Estrada's Proclamation Rally at the Liwasang Bonifacio open grounds starts at 1 p.m., and it is expected to draw a crowd of 40,000, reports Interaksyon.com. Meanwhile, the Liberal Party's motorcade will begin at Ongpin.

 

Starting 3 p.m., the following roads will be closed:

  • McArthur Bridge (southbound) from Plaza Sta. Cruz to Magallanes Drive Extension
  • Quezon Boulevard and A. Mendoza Street (southbound) from Fugoso Street to P. Burgos Avenue fronting Liwasang Bonifacio
  • Both lanes of Magallanes Drive Extension from Postal Road to P. Burgos Avenue
  • Muello del Rio (Riverside Drive) from P. Burgos Avenue to A. Soriano Avenue
  • España Boulevard (westbound) from P. Campa Street to Quezon Boulevard

 

Rerouting details:

  • All vehicles coming from Rizal Avenue heading for the southbound lane of McArthur Bridge shall be redirected to Dasmariñas Street.
  • All vehicles coming from Escolta Street heading for the southbound lane of McArthur Bridge shall turn left to Plaza Sta. Cruz.
  • All vehicles coming from Jones Flyover going to Liwasang Bonifacio shall go straight to Jones Bridge
  • All vehicles coming from A. Soriano Street shall take a U-turn going to Anda Circle
  • All vehicles intending to pass through Quezon Boulevard coming from A. Mendoza Street (Andalucia) shall turn right to Fugoso Street.
  • All vehicles coming from Quezon City using the stretch of España shall turn right to P. Campa Street, left to A. Mendoza Street (Andalucia), then right  to Fugoso Street.
  • All PUJs/light vehicles coming from España en route to South Pier Zone shall turn left to Nicanor Reyes Avenue then turn right or left to C.M. Recto.
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We're hoping that the alternate routes ensure smooth traffic. But, just in case, calm your traffic-stressed hearts with some cool OPM tunes to help pass the time.

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