MMDA announces alternate routes during MMFF’s Parade of Stars 2022
MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday told motorists to avoid certain roads and take alternate routes during the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Parade of Stars 2022 on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
According to MMDA in a statement, the parade will start at 4 p.m. and travel from Mabuhay Rotonda and through Quezon Avenue until reaching the Quezon Memorial Circle.
Due to this, the westbound direction of E. Rodriguez from D. Tuazon to Mabuhay Rotonda will be closed to vehicular traffic. It will only be opened after all parade floats have passed.
But motorists should avoid E. Rodriguez Avenue from Banaue to Mabuhay Rotonda as early as Tuesday night as it will be used as a staging area for the floats. One lane in the westbound direction will be occupied, while the eastbound direction will remain open to traffic.
The MMDA then listed the following alternate routes:
- VEHICLES TOWARDS EDSA/QMC:
- Vehicles traveling from España Boulevard should turn right at Blumentritt Road then left at Sto. Tomas Street or Matimyas Street, right Nicanor Ramirez., left at Cordillera St, right at E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, left at Tomas Morato, right at Timog Ave towards East Avenue to their destination.
- Vehicles traveling from España Boulevard may also turn right at Nicanor Ramirez, go straight towards Cordillera St., right at E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., left at Tomas Morato, right at Timog Ave. towards East Avenue to their destination.
- VEHICLES TOWARDS MANILA AREA:
- Vehicles traveling from Quezon Avenue tunnel up ramp should turn right at Biak na Bato, left at Dapitan Street, left at Lacson Avenue and right at Espana Boulevard to their destination.
- Vehicles traveling from Quezon Avenue turn right at D Tuazon Street, then left at Sen. Mariano Cuenco to Piy Margal Street, left at Blumentritt Road, then right at España Blvd to their destination.
- VEHICLES TOWARDS DEL MONTE AVENUE AND ARANETA AVENUE:
- Vehicles traveling from España Boulevard should take Mabuhay Rotonda, then right at Blumentritt Road, then right at Piy Margal Street, then left to Mayon Street to their destination.
- VEHICLES TOWARDS E. RODRIGUEZ SR. AVENUE, EDSA/QMC:
- Vehicles traveling from Mayon Street should turn right at Piy Margal Street, left at Blumentritt Rd. then left at Sto. Tomas Street or Matimyas Street, right at Nicanor Ramirez St., and straight towards Cordillera St. right at E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Left at Tomas Morato, right at Timog Ave towards East Avenue to destination.
MMDA also said that movement at several intersections will be restricted in the following areas:
- Left turn movement at the intersection of Quezon Avenue-Araneta Avenue westbound will be restricted.
- Left turn movement at the intersection of EDSA-Quezon Avenue will be restricted.
The following alternate routes were then provided:
- VEHICLES GOING EDSA NORTHBOUND FROM MABUHAY ROTONDA:
- Take Quezon Avenue Service Road, turn right at EDSA, take the U-turn slot beneath the EDSA-Quezon Ave flyover near McDonalds, then straight towards their destination.
- VEHICLES TOWARDS EDSA SOUTHBOUND FROM QMC:
- Turn right at EDSA from Quezon Ave service road, then make a U-turn beneath EDSA-Quezon Ave flyover in front of Census Bldg, then straight towards their destination.
- VEHICLES COMING FROM NORTH AVENUE TOWARDS QMC:
- Take the U-turn slot in front of McDonalds after the intersection of EDSA/Quezon Avenue and make a right turn at Quezon Avenue towards their destination.
- VEHICLES COMING FROM MAKATI TOWARDS MABUHAY ROTONDA:
- Take the U-turn slot beneath EDSA-Quezon Ave flyover in front of Census Bldg., then right at Quezon Avenue towards their destination.
- VEHICLES COMING FROM MABUHAY ROTONDA GOING TO EDSA NORTH AVENUE:
- Make a left turn at Quezon Ave – West Ave. intersection and use the West Ave route going to the North EDSA area.
- LEFT TURNING VEHICLES COMING FROM MAKATI AREA GOING TO QUEZON AVE WESTBOUND:
- Use EDSA-Timog Service road and make a U-turn towards EDSA southbound then right turn at the Timog Avenue towards destination.
- VEHICLES COMING FROM QMC GOING TO EDSA:
- Take East Ave Exit going to EDSA.