MMDA: Traffic flow ‘normal’ but ‘expect delays’ during traffic plan dry run
MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has quelled fears of heavier traffic with the conduct of the simulation exercise for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games’ traffic plan on Thursday, November 14.
MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialogo on Wednesday assured the public of “less” inconvenience, saying there will be “normal traffic flow” but “expect delays.”
“Sa amin po, normal traffic flow that will experience stop-and-go scheme. Just expect delays,” Pialago told INQUIRER.net in a text message.
(For us, it’s normal traffic flow that will experience stop-and-go scheme. Just expect delays.)
“Rest assured na less inconvenient po kasi few convoy lang po ‘yun from selected billeting hotels,” she added.
(Rest assured that it will be less inconvenience because it would only be a few convoys from selected billeting hotels.)
During the dry run, the convoy of vehicles will travel from several hotels within Metro Manila, Tagaytay, Clark, and Subic to Philippine Arena.
The simulation will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The yellow lane along Edsa will be utilized by the convoys, MMDA said.
MMDA also said that the following routes will be affected by the dry run:
Metro Manila to Philippine Arena route
-North Luzon Expressway
Tagaytay to Philippine Arena
-Crisanto de los Reyes Avenue
-Gov. Ferrer Drive
-NLEx (Ciudad de Victoria exit)
Subic Cluster to Philippine Arena
-NLEx (Ciudad de Victoria Exit)
Clark Cluster to Philippine Arena
-Prince Balagtas Avenue
-NLEX (Ciudad de Victoria exit)
Edited by KGA
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