MMDA lifts number coding scheme April 28 for ASEAN Summit

MANILA-- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has lifted the implementation of the number coding scheme on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Metro Manila except the cities of Makati and Las Pinas as the country hosts the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.

The agency has also advised motorists and commuters that heavy traffic congestion will be experienced in Manila, Pasay and Makati City for the duration of the summit from April 26 to 29, 2017 that will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

The CCP Complex has been designated as an ASEAN delegates only zone starting tomorrow until April 29.

Moreover, the following roads have been designated as ASEAN lanes: Sen. W. Diokno Boulevard, Jalandoni Street, V. Sotto Street, Bukaneg Street, A. Dela Rama Street, Arnaiz Avenue, Makati Avenue and Parkway Drive.

These roads will be closed to motorists whenever delegates are passing by. A stop and go scheme will also be observed along Arnaiz Avenue and Makati Avenue in Makati City.

The MMDA, in an advisory, said once the heads of state pass to and from Skyway, the 30- minute lockdown starts and all vehicles exiting Paseo and going to Arnaiz should turn right to Benavidez Street, right to Trasierra, then left to Gamboa and right to Rufino all the way to Chino Roces Avenue or Javier Street.

Motorists may also take a U-turn to Amorsolo/Rufino then right to Fernando towards their destination.

Vehicles should take Paseo then turn right to Ayala toward EDSA if Esperenza Street is heavily congested for the duration of the enforcement of the lockdown.

The MMDA will also be implementing its rerouting scheme along the Roxas Boulevard.

From Roxas Boulevard, southbound motorists should turn left at P. Burgos, Kalaw or UN Avenue then turn right at Taft, right at Buendia or EDSA then left to Roxas Boulevard to destination.

Northbound motorists should turn right at EDSA, Arnaiz or Buendia then left at Taft and left at UN Avenue or Finance Road to destination.

Source: Philippines News Agency