For the 3rd time, ASEAN Security Task Force (ASTF) will conduct a convoy dry run for the upcoming 31st ASEAN Summit that will happen in November of this year — and it doesn't look good for those who will use the streets this weekend.
In a meeting with Technical Working Group (TWG) on Traffic Management, TWG Chairman Emmanuel V. Miro said that the convoy dry run’s routes have been expanded in order to simulate and increase the security procedures during the ASEAN Summit.
Aside from the Southbound lanes of Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway(SCTEX), North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), and EDSA, a lot of areas in Makati, Taguig, Pasay, and Manila will be included in the convoy.
There will be 3 convoys in the dry run that will start from Clark International Airport— the 1st one will head towards Manila Hotel, the 2nd one will go to Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig, and the last one will proceed to The Peninsula Manila in Makati.
The 3 convoys will then proceed to the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila where some of the meetings will be held.
As such, affected roads are the following:
- Pasay City: Jalandoni St., Arnaiz St., and V. Sotto St.
- City of Manila: South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Skyway, Buendia Extension, J. W. Diokno Boulevard, and Roxas Boulevard
- Taguig City: McKinley Street and from 5th to 30th Streets in BGC
- Makati City: Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue
The 3rd convoy dry run will happen in the morning of Sunday, October 15, 2017. After this one, there will be 2 more convoy dry runs on October 22 and 29. Motorists are advised to plan their trips ahead and take alternate routes to avoid inconvenience.
The 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings will happen on November 10 to 14, 2017.
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