The Metro Manila Development Authority announced Wednesday it would impose a traffic rerouting scheme in Manila due to closure of major thoroughfares in connection with the Worldwide Aid to Fight Poverty on July 14 and 15 spearheaded by the Iglesia ni Cristo.
Starting at 6 pm on July 14 (Saturday), the stretch of Katigbak Drive, South Drive and Independence Road will be closed to vehicular traffic.
On July 15 (Sunday), road closure will be imposed at 12:01 am along Radial Road-10 from Moriones to Delpan Bridge, Bonifacio Drive from Delpan Bridge to Katigbak Drive, Roxas Boulevard from Katigbak Drive to P. Ocampo, East and Westbound lane from P. Burgos from Lagusnilad to Roxas Boulevard, Finance Road from Taft Avenue to P. Burgos, Westbound lane of T.M. Kalaw from M.H. del Pilar to Roxas Boulevard and Westbound lane of President Quirino from M.H. del Pilar to Roxas Boulevard.
• All vehicles utilizing southbound lane of R-10 may turn left to Moriones Street to point of destination.
• All vehicles coming from Pasay City area using the northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard may turn right to P. Ocampo Street or use Roxas Boulevard Service Road to point of destination.
• All vehicles coming from Quezon, McArthur and Jones bridges using the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard were advised to go straight to Taft Avenue to point of destination.
• All vehicles coming from Ayala Bridge shall turn left/right to Taft Avenue to point of destination.
• Heavy vehicles or cargo trucks may take President Osmeña, to President Quirino going to Nagtahan via A. Lacson to Yuseco to Capulong to R-10 (vise versa).
At least 200,000 INC members are expected to participate in the two-day event at the Rizal Park.
The MMDA will deploy 200 personnel composed of traffic enforcers, road emergency group and roadside clearing group to guide motorists, help maintain peace and order, and do post-activity cleanup in the area after the charity event.
Last May, the MMDA also enforced a traffic rerouting scheme in Manila due to closure of Roxas Boulevard in connection with the INC´s Walk to Fight Poverty event.
The charity walk utilized parts of Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, Gil Puyat Avenue, Taft Avenue and Road 10.
Members of the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic under the supervision of Transportation Undersecretary Thomas Orbos provided assistance to people who joined the walkathon.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board also gave special trips to passenger buses to ferry participants of the event.