MMDA announces road closures, alternate routes for MMDA Parade of Stars tomorrow

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THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced traffic adjustments in the holding of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Parade of Stars 2022 set tomorrow, December 21, 2022 and advised motorists to take alternative routes.

At 4 pm, the parade will kick off from the Mabuhay Rotonda and will travel through Quezon Avenue until reaching the Quezon Memorial Circle, where the main event will take place at the Liwasang Aurora.

Starting at 3:30 pm December 21, the westbound direction of E. Rodriguez from D. Tuazon to Mabuhay Rotonda will be closed to vehicular traffic and will be opened after all the floats have passed.

Tonight, December 20, motorists are also advised to avoid E. Rodriguez Avenue from Banawe to Mabuhay Rotonda, which will be the staging area for the floats. It shall occupy one lane in the westbound direction, while the eastbound direction is open to traffic.

Traffic buildup may be experienced along the parade route so the MMDA advised motorists to take 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 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 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 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 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.

Meanwhile, movement at several intersections will be restricted at 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.

Motorists may take the following alternate routes:

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 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 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 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 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 Avenue Exit going to EDSA. #

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