Heads Up: Indefinite Closure of a Portion of Magallanes Interchange Starts Today

We really hope this is an April Fool's joke.

(SPOT.ph) The ever-present traffic jam along the Magallanes Interchange is a familiar sight for anyone who frequently passes through the area—and that would include those headed to and from the South Luzon Expressway, Pasay, and Makati. In an attempt to avoid the constant traffic jams, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced the indefinite closure of a portion of the upper level of the interchange, affecting motorists heading to EDSA northbound from Manila. The left-turning ramp from Manila to EDSA was closed off at 6 a.m. today, April 1. 

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According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the closure is also part of their "traffic management plan" to address vehicular accidents in the area. Based on data from the MMDA Traffic Engineering Center's vehicular volume count, around 7,722 EDSA-bound vehicles from Manila pass through the interchange while 19,304 traverse EDSA to the South Luzon Expressway, causing traffic gridlock and accidents at the intersection. 

Affected motorists are advised to take the Magallanes Loop or Magallanes Village or Nichols Interchange instead.

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