MANILA, Philippines -- To avoid a repeat of Tuesday?s traffic mess, the Pasig City police issued a traffic re-routing advisory for the celebration of the city?s 435th founding anniversary on Wednesday.
Two of the city's main bridges were closed to vehicular traffic on Tuesday due to a boat competition that served as a preliminary celebration of Wednesday?s foundation day. The closing of the bridges snarled traffic up to the EDSA.
According to Superintendent Virgilio Fulache, head of the city's traffic office, almost all major roads leading to the city hall will be closed to vehicular traffic in connection with ?Araw ng Pasig.''
Motorists are advised to watch out for signboards, re-routing advisories and directorial signs installed along Rotonda intersection, San Joaquin intersection, A. Luna St. corner G. Raymundo St., Caruncho Avenue cor. San Agustin St., and Dr. Sixto Antonio Ave.cor. Pag-asa St.
Fulache said that Caruncho Avenue in both directions and a portion of F. Manalo (in front of the City Hall) would be closed to vehicular traffic starting at 6 a.m. to give way to street dancing activities.
Other streets, which will be closed, are A. Mabini and Dr. Sixto Antonio Avenue, formerly known as Caniogan.
Fulache said all vehicles from Rotonda going to the city public market would be diverted to C. Raymundo Avenue, then right to Mercedes Avenue and right to Market Avenue.
All vehicles from Dr. Sixto Avenue (Maybunga and Rosario going to Rotonda) would be diverted to Pag-asa St., and then right to C. Raymundo.
Motorists from San Joaquin going to the public market were advised to take Eliseo Road, go left to M. Jimenez St., and left to F.Manalo.