If you're someone who traverse Roxas Boulevard on a daily basis, please be advised that the road will be closed to the public tomorrow, August 8,2017, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In a traffic advisory on twitter, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that they will close the southbound of the Roxas Boulevard, starting from Padre Burgos to Buendia. This is in relation to the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that will be held at the Philippines International Convention Center (PICC).
MMDA said that only the delegates and foreign ministers who are part of the gathering, as well as Sofitel guests, are the only one allowed to access the said road. Of note, the agency urges motorists to take alternate routes instead.
For southbound traffic, motorists may take the immediate left before passing Luneta Park, then take the Finance Road to go all the way to Taft Avenue and right to Buendia Avenue. You can then turn left back on Roxas, Diosdado Macapagal, or onto Diokno.
Aside from the road closure, the agency will also impose a truck ban along the stretch of Roxas Boulevard northbound from Buendia Avenue to Padre Burgos. Affected trucks are advised to turn right to EDSA and then left to South Superhighway to the Port Area.
Photo courtesy of Ramon FVelasquez.