By Hans Amancio
The Manila Police District-Traffic Enforcement Unit (MPD-TEU) advised motorists to expect heavy traffic and take alternate routes as the country observes the 120th Independence Day Celebration tomorrow.
The MPD-TEU announced that the stretch of Katigbak and South Drive and the Independence Road will be closed on Tuesday, starting at 9 a.m. to give way to the Military-Civic Parade. Also, the southbound lane of Bonifacio Drive from Anda Circle to Katigbak Drive will also be closed to the motorists.
Authorities advised all light vehicles intending to use the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard to take the roundabout at Anda Circle and turn right to Soriano Avenue to the point of destination.
Meanwhile, trucks intending to use the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard are advised to take the roundabout at the Anda Circle and exit back to Bonifacio Drive to destination.
Vehicles intending to use the northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard, however, are advised to go straight to Bonifacio Drive or turn right to T.M. Kalaw Avenue to the point of destination.
The closing and opening of the affected roads will depend on the actual traffic condition, it said.
A flag raising and wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Rizal Park at 8 a.m. Meanwhile, several activities headed by the MPD such as medical missions, mini-concerts, and job fair will also be held in the said area.