SOME portions of the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard spanning the cities of Manila and Pasay will be closed to traffic today.
This, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), is to give way to the Aliwan Fiesta at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) complex.
The MMDA said that the Manila City government will temporarily close to vehicular traffic the southbound lane of the boulevard from Katigbak to P. Ocampo at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Because of this, the MMDA has advised motorists to take the following alternate routes to prevent heavy traffic that the event may cause:
All vehicles coming from three Jones, McArthur & Quezon bridges to the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn at Round Table (Palacio) straight to Ma. Orosa right to T.M. Kalaw, left to M.H. del Pilar, left to Quirino Avenue and right to Mabini or use Taft Avenue to their destination.
All vehicles coming from northern part of Manila headed for the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard from P. Burgos to P. Ocampo shall turn left to P. Burgos, right to Ma. Orosa, right to T.M. Kalaw, left to M.H. del Pilar, left to Quirino Avenue, right to Mabini or use Taft Avenue to their destination.
All motorists coming from adjacent roads from P. Burgos, T.M. Kalaw, U.N. Ave., P. Gil are to turn left to Pres. Quirino and P. Ocampo shall take Taft Ave., or M.H. del Pilar to point of destination.
All vehicles on the westbound lane of Quirino heading towards the southbound lane of Roxas shall turn left to Adriatico right to P. Ocampo, left to F.B. Harrison to their destination.
At the same time, the MMDA is expecting that traffic would be heavy owing to the evangelical mission of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) around the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City on the same day.
According to the MMDA, the east and west bound of Seaside Boulevard corner Macapagal Boulevard and Seaside corner Diokno will be closed to traffic starting 12:01 a.m. of Saturday.
However, the north and sound bound lanes of Macapagal and Diokno will remain open to traffic.
The Pasay City Traffic and Parking Management Office has advised motorists to avoid the area or take alternate routes.