Traffic advisory: Avoid Ortigas Central Business District on April 16


Motorists have been advised to avoid roads in the Ortigas Central Business District to be affected by a convoy dry-run scheduled for Monday, April 16, for the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in May.

In an advisory, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said that motorists should brace for traffic flow disruptions along affected routes. No roads, however, would be closed for the dry-run.

The upcoming meeting, to be hosted by the Philippines, would be held at the ADB headquarters in Mandaluyong City from May 3 to 6, 2018. Delegates from member-economies of the ADB are expected to attend the four-day event.

The convoy dry-run would be organized by the Department of Finance from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The activity would simulate four different scenarios.

The MMDA said the following routes would be affected:

-From ADB Headquarters to Edsa Shangri-La via Bank Drive (8:30 a.m.)

Affected routes: Bank Drive to Saint Francis Street

-From Edsa Shangri-La to Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (9:15 a.m.)

Affected routes: EDSA Shangri-La to St. Francis Street, Shaw Boulevard, EDSA, South Luzon Expressway, Skyway, portion of NAIA Expressway, Imelda Avenue

-From Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 to Joy-Nostalg Hotel (10:30 a.m.)

Affected routes: Imelda Avenue to NAIA Road, NAIA Expressway, Skyway, SLEX, EDSA, Guadix, ABD Avenue

-Entrance to ADB Main Driveway (11:30 a.m.)

Affected routes: Guadix Drive, from EDSA to ADB Drive, will become one-way coming before the convoy arrival. Stop and go scheme may be implemented on affected routes.

The agency also laid out the possible choke points for the dry-run:

-Magallanes Interchange

-Ayala Underpass (Northbound and Southbound)

-Guadalupe MRT Northbound

-Shaw Blvd corner EDSA

-Shaw Blvd Service Road Northbound

-Shaw Underpass (Northbound and Southbound)

-Guadix Drive

-ADB Avenue ADB HQ

-Bank Drive corner Julia Vargas

-St Francis corner Julia Vargas

– By: Julius N. LeonenĀ 

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