Advisory: Road closures, alternate routes for Traslacion 2018

Michaela Andrea
PUBLISHED January 8, 2018 09:36 am
Graphics by Mark Renacido/Inside Manila

(Inside Manila) To give way to the annual Traslacion, Manila Police District (MPD) reminds the public to avoid the following areas and to take alternate routes starting Monday, January 8.


Closed Roads (Jan. 8, 2018; 10 p.m.)



  • Katigbak Drive and South Drive – One lane accessible to Manila Hotel and H2O Hotel

  • Northbound lane of McArthur Bridge from Bonifacio Shrine onwards

  • Taft Avenue from Ayala Boulevard to Bonifacio Shrine


Closed roads (January 9, 2018; 12 p.m.)



  • Stretch of McArthur, Jones, and Quezon Bridge

  • Both lanes of Quezon Boulevard (Quiapo) will be closed to traffic from A Mendoza / Fugoso Street, and Espana Avenue/P. Campa Street for southbound and from Taft Avenue / Ayala Boulevard for northbound

  • Roxas Boulevard from Katigbak Drive to TM Kalaw Sreet


Alternate Routes (January 8)



  • Light vehicles intending to utilize the stretch of Bonifacio Drive and Roxas Boulevard southbound shall turn around to Anda Circle going to A. Soriano Avenue; Turn right to Gen. Luna Street to Burgos-Orosa Street, then turn left to TM Kalaw Street to Taft Avenue to point of destination;

  • Trucks and other heavy vehicles intending to utilize the stretch of Bonifacio Drive Southbound shall turn around Anda Circle going back to northbound lane of Road 10 to C3 to point of destination

  • Vehicles coming from the southern part of Manila intending to utilize the northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard from TM Kalaw Street to P. Burgos Street shall turn right to TM Kalaw Street; left to Orosa Street going to Intramuros left to A. Soriano Avenue to point of destination

  • Vehicles traveling along P. Burgos Street shall turn right to Finance Road to Ayala Avenue to point of destination,

  • Vehicles using Taft Avenue northbound shall turn right to Ayala Boulevard to point of destination


Alternate Routes (January 9)



  • Vehicles coming from Quezon City using the stretch of Espana Avenue shall turn right to P. Campa Street, then turn left to A. Mendoza Street, Turn right to Fugoso Street; Turn right to C.M. Recto Avenue or left to Nicanor Reyes Street; Turn right to C.M. Recto Avenue to point of destination

  • Vehicles coming from Legarda Street shall turn right to C.M. Recto Avenue or turn left to Mendiola Street to their point of destination

  • Vehicles coming from Caloocan City utilizing Rizal Avenue shall turn right to Fugoso Street or C.M. Recto Avenue, to point of destination

  • Heavy vehicles or cargo trucks shall take Pres. Osmena to Pres. Quirino Avenue to Nagtahan via A.H. Lacson Avenue to Capulong Street (vice versa)

  • All buses using Taft Avenue northbound shall turn right to Ayala Avenue to point of destination

  • Vehicles coming from Reina Regente Street utilizing southbound lane shall turn right to San Fernando Street or make a U-Turn at Plaza Ruiz to point of destination

  • Light vehicles intending to utilize the stretch of Bonifacio Drive and Roxas Boulevard southbound shall turn around to Anda Circle going to Delpan or Moriones to point of destination


MPD had assured the public that aforementioned roads will be open once the tail end of the procession passes.


The police had also implemented liquor and gun ban, and no-fly and sail zone near the areas of the festivities to ensure the security of the public.


National Telecommunications Commission and telecommunications companies will also temporarily shut down signals within one-kilometer radius of the andas to further ensure the security of devotees.

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