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MMDA sets road reblocking, repairs; motorists told to take alternate routes

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority yesterday advised motorists to take alternate routes as the Department of Public Works and Highways undertakes road reblocking and repairs on several roadways in the metropolis from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6.

In an advisory, the agency said among the roads to be affected are the following:

1. C-5 Road southbound lane fronting Shell in Pasig City

2. EDSA southbound, Annapolis to Connecticut in San Juan

3. EDSA southbound, after Malibay Bridge in Pasay City

4. EDSA northbound, between De Jesus St. to Gen. Tirona St. in Caloocan City, and

5. Rizal Avenue between 11th Ave. and Bustamante St., first lane, in Caloocan City

The agency said the reblocking and repairs start at 11 p.m. on Oct. 31 until 5 a.m. on Nov.

“The affected roads will be fully passable by 5 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 6,” it said.

The agency said it will deploy additional traffic enforcers in the affected areas in coordination with local traffic management bureaus.

In a related development, the local governments of Manila, Paranaque and Makati have released their traffic advisories and rerouting schemes to avoid traffic build-up, especially around cemeteries on All Saints and All Souls Days.

In Manila, beginning today, October 31, the following roads near Manila North Cemetery will be closed to vehicles:

1. Stretch of Aurora Boulevard (from Dimasalang Road to Rizal Avenue)

2. Stretch of Dimasalang Road (from Makiling Street to Blumentritt Road)

3. Stretch of P. Guevarra Street (from Cavite Street to Aurora Boulevard)

4. Stretch of Blumentritt Road (from A. Bonifacio to P. Guevarra Street)

5. Stretch of Retiro Street (from Dimasalang Road to Blumentritt Road), and the

6. Stretch of Maceda Street (from Makiling Street to Dimasalang Road).

Designated as parking areas are the following: P. Guevarra Street (from Blumentritt Road to Aurora Boulevard), Feliz Huertas Street (from Blumentritt Road to Aurora Boulevard), Oroquieta Street (from Blumentritt Road to Aurora Boulevard), and Simoun Street (from Dimasalang Road to Mayon Street).

Paranaque City started its traffic rerouting scheme from Oct.28 to Nov.2.

The city government said A. Bonifacio and Tramo Streets where the