These Metro Manila Roads Will Be Closed for Chinese President Xi Jinping's Visit

The roads will be closed from November 20 to 21.

(SPOT.ph) Despite the growing tension over territorial disputes, the Philippines and China continue to foster controversy-filled relations. On his first visit to Manila, Chinese President Xi Jinping will join President Rodrigo Duterte for a wreath-laying activity at Rizal Park, Intramuros. The Manila Police District announced on November 19 the closure of some of Manila's roads to give way to the Chinese leader's state visit from November 20 to 21.

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Here are the roads that will be closed starting 6 a.m.:

  • North and southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard from Katigbak Drive to P. Ocampo Street;

  • North and southbound lane of Bonifacio Drive from Anda Circle to Katigbak Drive;

  • East and westbound lane of P. Burgos from Lagusnilad to Roxas Boulevard;

  • East and westbound lane of Finance Road from Taft Avenue to P. Burgos;

  • East and westbound lane of T. M. Kalaw from M. H. del Pilar to Roxas Boulevard;

  • East and westbound lane of Pres. Quirino Avenue from M. H. del Pilar to Roxas Boulevard;

  • East and westbound lane of P. Ocampo from Mabini to Roxas Boulevard;

  • East and westbound lane of Ayala Boulevard from Solano to Taft Avenue; and

  • The stretch of Solano from P. Casal to J. P. Laurel Street.

Motorists are advised to take these alternative routes:

  • All vehicles coming from F. B. Harrison Street shall turn right to P. Ocampo or go straight to Mabini to point of destination;

  • All vehicles coming from three bridges (Jones, McArthur, and Quezon) going to Roxas Boulevard via P. Burgos shall go straight to Taft Avenue to point of destination;

  • All vehicles coming from Ayala Boulevard shall turn left or right to Taft Avenue to point of destination;

  • All vehicles coming from westbound lane of T. M. Kalaw shall turn left to M. H. del Pilar to point of destination; and

  • All vehicles coming from westbound lane of Pres. Quirino Avenue shall turn left to Adriatico Street to point of destination.

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