Traffic Advisory: Road closure due to ASEAN Security Team send-off ceremony

Michaela Andrea
PUBLISHED November 3, 2017 01:54 pm | UPDATED November 4, 2017 03:22 pm
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(Inside Manila) Got no plans this weekend? It’s the perfect time to stay at home because traffic is up ahead.


The city government of Manila has advised motorists to avoid roads surrounding Quirino Grandstand, the stretch of Independence Road, Katigbak Drive and South Drive, as it will be closed to vehicular traffic starting 10 pm on Saturday, November 4.


This is in preparation for the send-off ceremony for the security contingent that will secure the 31st ASEAN Summit.


The ceremony will be held starting 6:00 am on Sunday, November 5. 


“If you don’t have any official business or important activity, it is better to avoid these areas or plan your trips well,” Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said. 


Manila Police District-Traffic Enforcement Unit advised the public to take alternate routes during the said date: 


1.)  All vehicles coming from Bonifacio Drive and P. Burgos, intending to utilize Katigbak Drive, shall go straight to Roxas Boulevard to point of destination.


2.)  All vehicles coming from Roxas Boulevard and TM Kalaw, intending to utilize South Drive, shall go straight to Roxas Boulevard to point of destination.


3.) All vehicles going to and from Manila Ocean Park/H20 Hotel and Manila Hotel shall utilize Katigbak Drive as access road.


Reports stated as many as 53,000 policemen, soldiers, and other security personnel, along with their fleet of vehicles and equipment.

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