MMDA Alternate Routes for EDSA 2013 Anniversary

The 27'th anniversary of People Power Revolution on February 25, 2013 had made some part of EDSA to be close. With this the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) had gave advisory for the alternate roads for the motorists.

The road closure on some EDSA portions will last from nine in the evening of February 23 up to the actual celebration day.

Here is the complete and official advisory from MMDA.

By 7:00 a.m., the entire stretch of EDSA will be opened. White Plains Drive, however, will be opened at 8:00 a.m.

At 9:00 p.m., two lanes of EDSA northbound from the People Power Monument to Gate 3 of Camp Aguinaldo will be used for the rehearsals.

"The road closures are necessary to ensure the safe and orderly celebration of the People Power anniversary. Alternate routes may be used by motorists for their convenience," Tolentino said.

On Monday, February 25, the following road closures will be observed:

12:01 a.m. – Lanes 3-5 of EDSA will be partially closed (inner lanes from Corinthian to Aguinaldo Gate 3). Platform construction will be undertaken by DPWH. One lane of both directions of White Plains Drive will be passable.

1:00 a.m. – Total closure of White Plains from Temple Drive to EDSA.

2:00 a.m. – Total closure of White Plains from EDSA to Temple Drive.

5:00 a.m. – Total closure of EDSA northbound from Ortigas flyover approach to Santolan. Likewise, EDSA northbound service road from Guadix Drive to EDSA Shrine will be totally closed.

11:00 a.m. – entire stretch of EDSA will be opened to traffic.

Tolentino said the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or the number coding scheme will be enforced on Monday.

"February 25 is declared as a special holiday only for all schools nationwide. Therefore, the number coding is not lifted," Tolentino pointed out.

Vehicles with license plates ending in 1 and 2 are not allowed to use major roads from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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