The already-terrible traffic in the metro is bound to get worse once the 2019 SEA Games are in full swing—motorists and commuters should know that already. Now, in addition to implementing a ‘stop-and-go’ traffic scheme, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that certain roads will also be closed to make way for foreign athletes and delegates.
The latest advisory from the MMDA uploaded via Facebook shows the imminent road closures in Manila City. Check out the official post below:
The agency has also provided some alternate routes that those driving around the area may follow. The sad part, however, is that these roads are likely to be filled to the brim in the coming weeks.
Though some schools and universities around Taft Avenue have reportedly canceled classes for the duration of this year’s games (which will certainly help lessen the number of road users in the area), the buildup of heavy traffic is inevitable especially since vehicles are being diverted to the narrow side streets, potentially leading to bottlenecks and gridlock around the city.
If you reside in this area, consider yourself warned. You might also want to check out our previous story on the possible choke points identified by the MMDA while you’re at it. Drive safe, everyone.