Roxas Blvd southbound to be closed on Dec. 8 for Red Cross fun run
MANILA, Philippines — A portion of Roxas Boulevard in Manila will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, Dec. 8, to make way for the Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) Million Volunteer Run (MVR).
Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit (MDTEU) on Saturday announced that the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard from Katigbak Drive to P. Ocampo will be closed starting at 4 a.m.
Motorists are advised to follow the following alternative routes:
-Vehicles coming from Jones, McArthur, Quezon bridges intending to ply the southbound lane of Roxas Blvd., shall go straight to Taft Ave., to point of destination.
-Vehicles coming from Bonifacio Drive shall turn left to P. Burgos Ave. to point of destination.
-Vehicles plying the westbound lane of P. Burgos Ave., shall turn right to Bonifacio Drive or make a U-turn to the eastbound lane of P. Burgos Ave., to point of destination.
-Vehicles traveling the westbound lane of TM Kalaw St. going to Roxas Blvd., shall turn left to MH del Pilar St., to point of destination.
-Vehicles traveling westbound lane of U.N Ave. going to Roxas Blvd. shall turn left to MH del Pilar St., or use Roxas Blvd. service road to point of destination.
-Vehicles travelling westbound of Quirino going to Roxas Blvd. shall turn left to Mabini to point of destination.
-Vehicles travelling westbound of P. Ocampo going to Roxas Blvd. shall turn left to F.B Harrison to point of destination.
-All vehicles going to and from Manila Ocean Park/H20 Hotel and Manila Hotel shall use Katigbak Drive as access road.
The actual closing and opening of affected roads will be based on actual traffic conditions, the MDTEU said.
The 5th MVR aims to raise funds for equipment, such as ambulances, boats, fire trucks, and rescue vehicles; as well as conducting first aid and disaster resilience trainings in communities.
The funds will also be used to aid areas hit by disasters and health emergencies.
The race route starts and finishes at the Quirino Grandstand, with u-turn slots at Pedro Gil for three-kilometer (3K) runners and Quirino Avenue for those running five kilometers (5K).
Assembly time is 4 a.m. at the Quirino Grandstand. Run starts at 5:25 AM for 5K participants and 5:50 AM for 3K runners.
PRC chapters nationwide will also hold simultaneous runs in their respective provinces.
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