• MMDA suspends number coding scheme for 3 days

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    THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) suspended for three days the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) also known as the number coding scheme.

    The number coding scheme will be suspended from December 30 to January 1, 2016.

    December 30 (Rizal Day) and January 1 (New Year’s Day) are regular holidays while December 31 is a special non-working day.

    The scheme aims to ease the volume of traffic on Metro Manila’s streets.

    Under the scheme, vehicles are banned from major roads from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., depending on the last digit of their license plates.

    Meanwhile, the city government of Makati on Tuesday issued a traffic advisory in time for its traditional New year’s eve countdown.

    The portion of J.P. Rizal Extension from Lawton Avenue to Buting will be closed from 2 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2015 to 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2016.

    This is to make way for the staging of Shout! Makati New Year’s Eve countdown at the University of Makati Track and Field Oval.

    Only residents of Barangay West Rembo and Barangay East Rembo, to be identified by Bantay Bayan personnel, will be allowed to pass through that section of the road.

    All other vehicles will be rerouted to Kalayaan Avenue going to C-5 Road and Buting.

    Motorists coming from Guadalupe/EDSA are advised to turn right to Lawton Avenue, turn left to Kalayaan Avenue and then right at C-5 Road towards destination (southbound), or take elevated U-turn and turn right to Buting and Pateros, or straight ahead toward Pasig (northbound).

    Motorists bound for Guadalupe/EDSA are advised to take Kalayaan Avenue via the elevated U-turn and turn right to Lawton Avenue, then left to Guadalupe toward their destination. Instead of turning right at Lawton Avenue, motorists may opt to go straight along Kalayaan Avenue toward EDSA or Guadalupe.

    Only vehicles with car passes will be allowed to enter UMAK and Makati Park and Garden.

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