Take alternate routes on Wednesday during EDSA People Power 29th anniversary — MMDA

By on February 24, 2015

EDSA (Wikipedia photo)
EDSA (Wikipedia photo)

MANILA — In line with the celebration of the 29th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on Wednesday, the public is advised to avoid Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue (EDSA) and instead take alternate routes, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on Tuesday.

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino advised the public, especially motorists, to take alternate routes because certain portions of EDSA will be closed to traffic starting midnight Wednesday (Feb 25) where major events would be held particularly at the EDSA Shrine area in Quezon City.

Tolentino said a total of 1,104 of the agency’s traffic and clearing operations personnel will be on hand to man traffic along EDSA, and guide motorists traversing the alternate routes and strictly supervise the execution of the traffic management plan to sustain the unimpeded flow of vehicles.

The stretch of EDSA northbound from Shaw Boulevard to Santolan will be closed to all types of vehicles starting midnight until 4 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 25).

The following roads to be closed:

Along EDSA
• Shaw Boulevard to Santolan and all perpendicular roads from east side:
• Internal Avenue
• Garden Way
• Julia Vargas
• Bank Drive
• Guadix
• Poveda
• Ortigas Avenue
• Corinthian Subdivision Gate 2
• White Plains
• Santolan

Along Ortigas Ave.|
• Meralco-Ortigas Junction southbound (SB)
• Ortigas Ave.-Connecticut northbound (NB)

Along Whiteplains and Whiteplains-Katipunan (SB).

Meanwhile, MMDA said motorists are advised to take the following alternate routes:

From EDSA Northbound:
Right to McKinley Rd. to C5 to destination
Right at Kalayaan Avenue to C5 to destination
Take Rockwell flyover, left turn to Estrella and utilize Estrella/Pantaleon Bridge (which is now open to traffic)
Right at J.P. Rizal to C5 to destination
Right at Pioneer St. to C5 to destination
Right at Shaw Blvd. To C5 to destination
Right at J. Vargas Ave. To C5 to destination

From EDSA Southbound:
Right to Santolan, left turn to Ortigas Avenue, right turn to Wilson, left at P. Guevarra and Shaw Blvd., and right turn to EDSA to point of destination