Heads up! MMDA to implement road closures in Manila for Independence Day celebration

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be implementing road closures in some of the streets in the City of Manila on  Wednesday, June 12, to give way to the celebration of the 126th Philippine Independence Day.

MMDA acting chairman Don Artes said the road closures will come with the deployment of a total of 1,156 personnel in strategic locations to ensure seamless traffic management that promotes the safety and convenience of all road users.

He said ambulances, military trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, and other resources will likewise be dispatched.

“Actual closing and opening of affected roads will be based on the actual traffic situation,” said Artes.

Festival-like celebrations have been lined up from June 10 to 12, which will be held at the Rizal Park Burnham Green right across Quirino Grandstand.

Various government agencies and non-government organizations have prepared activities for the public to enjoy. 

Road closures 

From 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., the following roads will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic:

•         Roxas Blvd – both bounds from TM Kalaw to P. Burgos

•         TM Kalaw – from Ma. Orosa to Roxas Blvd. westbound

From 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., the following roads will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic:

•         Roxas Blvd. – from UN Avenue to P. Burgos Ave. (both bounds)

•         TM Kalaw – both Sides from Roxas Blvd. to Taft Ave.

•         P. Burgos Avenue – both sides and Finance Road

•         Bonifacio Drive – from Anda Circle to P. Burgos Ave.

 Artes said adjacent roads within Rizal Park and Quirino Grandstand will also be utilized for the occasion.

“We advise truckers, drivers, and motorists to take the identified alternate routes during the duration of the closure,” said Artes. 

For Public Utility Vehicles and private vehicles going north, the MMDA said that from Roxas Boulevard, they should make a right turn to Quirino Ave. or U.N. Avenue then left turn to Taft Avenue to destination

 For private vehicles:

From R-10 going to Anda Circle, turn left to Soriano Ave, turn right to Solana St. turn left to Muralla St., then go straight to Magallanes Drive, turn right to P. Burgos Ave. to destination.

For trucks going northbound and southbound:

SLEX, Osmeña Highway, Quirino Ave., Nagtahan St., Lacson Ave., Yuseco St., Capulong St., R-10 Road, to destination.