As the city of Manila prepares to celebrate the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene on January 9, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has issued its traffic rerouting scheme for motorists who will be traversing the areas around Quiapo and the Quirino Grandstand on that day.
All motorists planning to go to either north or south of Manila are advised to either take the Lacson-to-Nagtahan or Road 10-to-Roxas Boulevard route to reach their destination.
Buses from the southern part of Manila that use Taft Avenue will be barred from entering the thoroughfare from 7am to 12 noon, and instead will be allowed up to Quirino Avenue only.
Vehicles coming from Quezon City that plan to traverse España are advised to turn right on P. Campa, left on Andalucia, right on Fugoso and left on T. Mapua to reach their destination.
Vehicles planning to go to the South Pier, on the other hand, are advised to turn left on Nicanor Reyes, right on Recto and straight to JAS, then left on Reina Regente to Jones Bridge to reach their destination.
Vehicles coming from Divisoria that plan to utilize Recto Avenue are advised to turn left on T. Alonzo, right on Fugoso and left on Andalucia to reach their destination.
Vehicles coming from Legarda are advised to either turn right on Recto or left on Mendiola to reach their destination as well.
Vehicles coming from the northern part of Manila that plan to traverse Bonifacio Drive--particularly Manila Hotel and other offices in the Port Area--are advised to turn right on Robert Oca Street, left on Delgado, left on Bonifacio Drive, right on A. Soriano to Magallanes Drive, right on P. Burgos and then straight to Lagusnilad to Taft Avenue. Southbound vehicles, on the other hand, are to turn left on A. Soriano to reach their destination.
Northbound vehicles on Taft Avenue are advised to turn right on A. Villegas, then right at Quezon Bridge to reach their destination.
Vehicles from the southern part of Manila that plan to use the northbound section of Roxas Boulevard from T.M. Kalaw to P. Burgos are advised to turn right on T.M. Kalaw instead.
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