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LIST: Metro Manila roads closed for Pope visit

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines (5th UPDATE) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Monday announced the closure of several roads to give way to crowds expected to flock during Pope Francis' visit.

January 14 (Wed) | January 15 (Thu) | January 16 (Fri) | January 17 (Sat) | January 18 (Sun) | January 19 (Mon)

 

January 14, Wednesday

Starting 1 p.m. until January 19 at 10 a.m.

  • Whole block of Taft, Quirino, Leon Guinto and Dagohoy

January 15, Thursday

Starting 3 p.m. for Pope's arrival at Villamor Air Base

Principal routes

  • Villamor Air Base Gate 5 - 5.50 km
  • Andrews Ave - 2.32 km
  • Domestic Road - 1.60 km
  • NAIA Road - 1.60 km
  • Roxas Boulevard - 10.64 km
  • Quirino Ave 1.98 km
  • Taft Avenue - 0.26 km

Other roads

  • Sales Bridge - 2.32 km
  • SLEX/Skyway to Magallanes - 3.84 km
  • Osmena Highway - 9.12 km
  • Quirino Avenue - 1.86 km

Alternate routes

The MMDA also advised motorists to take these alternate routes during the Pope's five-day state and pastoral visit, but warned that heavy traffic may ensue due to the closure of major roadways.

From Sucat Road Northbound:

Along Kabihasnan, turn right at Coastal Road, turn left at Pacific Avenue, turn right at Macapagal Boulevard, turn right at EDSA, turn left at Arnaiz Avenue, turn right at Amorsolo Street, turn left at Rufino Street, turn right at Chino Roces Avenue, turn left at J.P. Rizal, straight to Tejeron, to destination.

From EDSA to Coastal:

Along EDSA, turn left at Macapagal Boulevard, left at Pacific Avenue, turn right at Coastal Road, to destination.

From Taft Avenue to Manila:

Option 1: Along Taft Avenue, turn right at P. Ocampo Street, turn right at Arellano Avenue, turn left at Zobel Roxas, turn left at Onyx, to destination.

Option 2: Along Taft Avenue, turn right at Ocampo Street, turn left at Arellano Avenue, left at Estrada, turn right at Singalong, right at Esguerra, turn left at Angel Linao, to destination.

From Luneta to Paco:

From Luneta, take TM Kalaw or Pedro Gil, to destination.

From Taft Avenue / Ayala Boulevard to Santa Ana:

Along Taft, turn left at Pedro Gil, to destination.

January 16, Friday

Starting 6 a.m. for Pope's Malacañang visit

Principal routes

  • Taft Avenue
  • Pres. Quirino Avenue
  • Nagtahan
  • JP Laurel to destination

Other routes

  • Pres. Quirino Avenue
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • P. Burgos
  • Finance Road
  • Ayala Boulevard
  • P. Casal
  • Gen. Solano to destination

Alternate routes

Along Taft Avenue Northbound

Along Taft Avenue, turn right at P. Ocampo Street, turn left at Arellano Street, left at Estrada Street, turn right at Singalong, right at Esguerra, turn left at Angel Linao to Gen. Luna St. to Romualdez Street / Belen, turn right at Padre Faura to destination.

Along Taft Avenue Southbound

Along Taft Avenue, turn right at Padre Faura, left at M. Adriatico or MH Del Pilar, to destination

Along Pres. Osmeña Highway Northbound

Along Pres. Osmeña Highway, turn right at San Andres, turn left at A. Francisco Street, left at Onyx Street, turn right at Pedro Gil, straight to New Panaderos, turn left at F. Sanchez, left at V. Mapa, straight to R. Magsaysay Boulevard, to destination.

Along Quezon Boulevard Southbound

Along Quezon Boulevard, straight to P. Burgos, turn left at Maria Orosa, turn right at TM Kalaw, turn left at J. Bacobo, turn right at Padre Faura, turn left at M. Adriatico or MH Del Pilar, to destination.

Along Roxas Boulevard to Makati

Along Roxas Boulevard, turn right at Buendia Avenue, to destination

Starting 8 a.m. for Pope's Manila Cathedral audience

Principal route

  • Gen. Solano
  • P. Casal
  • Ayala Boulevard
  • Finance Road
  • P. Burgos Avenue
  • Bonifacio Drive
  • Anda Circle
  • Andres Solano Jr. Avenue to destination

Other roads

  • Dr. Jose P. Laurel
  • Nagtahan Bridge
  • Guazon Avenue to UN Avenue
  • Maria Orosa
  • Finance Road
  • Gen. Luna to destination

Alternate routes

Along R-10 Eastbound

Along R-10, take service road then turn left at CM Recto, turn left at Legarda, to R. Magsaysay Boulevard, to destination.

Along R-10 Southbound

Along R-10, take service road then turn left at Muelle Dela Industria at Barcelona, turn right at San Fernando, right at Juan Luna, turn left at San Vicente, turn right at Jones Bridge, to destination.

All vehicles utilizing Jones Bridge, McArthur Bridge and Quezon Bridge

Take Lagusnilad, to Taft Avenue, take northbound lane

Along Roxas Boulevard Northbound

Along Roxas Boulevard, turn right at TM Kalaw, turn left at Taft Avenue, straight to P. Burgos, take Jones Bridge, to Q. Paredes, straight to Reina Regente, to CM Recto, to destination.

Along AH Lacson Wesbound

Along AH Lacson, turn right at Legarda, right at CM Recto, take U-turn then right at Quezon Boulevard, to destination.

Starting 10 a.m. for Pope's travel to the Nunciature

Principal route

  • Gen. Luna
  • Soriano Avenue
  • Anda Circle
  • Bonifacio Drive
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • Quirino Avenue
  • Taft Avenue to destination

Other roads

  • P. Burgos
  • Finance Road

Alternate routes

All vehicles utilizing Jones Bridge, McArthur Bridge and Quezon Bridge Southbound

Option 1: Take Lagusnilad to Taft Avenue (take northbound lane), turn left at Pedro Gil / Malvar / Remedios, turn right at Singalong, right at Estrada, to destination.

Option 2: Along P. Burgos, turn left at Maria Orosa, turn right at TM Kalaw, turn left at MH Del Pilar, left at Pedro Gil, turn right at M. Adriatico, to destination.

Along Taft Avenue Northbound

Along Taft Avenue, turn right at P. Ocampo Street, turn left at Arellano, left at Estrada, turn right at Singalong, right at Esguerra, left at Angel Linao to Gen. Luna, turn right at Romualdez, straight to Natividad Lopez, to destination.

Along R-10 Southbound

Along R-10, take service road then turn left at Muelle Dela Industria, left at Barcelona, right at San Fernando, right at Juan Luna, left at San Vicente, right at Jones Bridge, to destination.

Alongn R-10 Southbound

Along R-10, take service road then left at CM Recto, left at Legarda, left at Nagtahan, straight to Pres. Quirino Avenue, turn left at Pres. Osmeña Highway, to destination.

Along Roxas Boulevard Northbound

Along Roxas Boulevard, turn right at Vito Cruz, right at Arellano, left at Zobel Roxas Avenue, left at Pres. Osmeña Highway, right at Pres. Quirino Avenue, left at Legarda, straight to CM Recto, to destination.

Starting 4 p.m. for Pope's travel to the SM Mall of Asia (MOA Arena) for meeting with families

Principal route

  • Taft Avenue - 0.26 km
  • Quirino Avenue - 1.98 km
  • Roxas Boulevard - 6.26 km
  • EDSA - 1.64 km
  • Mall of Asia - 0.56 km
  • JW Diokno Boulevard - 0.50 km

Other roads

  • P. Ocampo - 1.94 km
  • Bukaneg - 1.30 km

How to get there

  • Attendees may use tributary roads proceeding to the ceremonial route.
  • Attendees may proceed to the immediate vicinity of the ceremonial rought starting 1 p.m.
  • Attendees may only occupy the portion of the road assigned to them once the route has been cleared and upon the signal of the security personnel assigned there.
  • Motorists coming from the north side can use Macapagal Boulevard until 3 p.m. hrough the sea side to reach SM Mall of Asia and park at designated parking areas. Motorists coming frmo the south side may use the drop-off point in the vicinity of EDSA extension / Diokno Avenue and walk to the venue.
  • Attendees may start entering the SM MOA Arena at 11 a.m.. The gates will close at 3:30 p.m.

Alternate routes from 2 p.m. onwards

Along Roxas Boulevard Southbound

Along Roxas, turn left at TM Kalaw or Pedro Gil, to destination

All vehicles utilizing three bridges (Jones Bridge, McArthur Bridge and Quezon Bridge)

Take Lagusnilad to Taft Avenue, turn left at Pedro Gil, turn right at Singalong, turn left at Pres. Quirino Avenue, turn right at Pres. Osmeña Highway, to destination.

Along Pres. Quirino Southbuond

Along Quirino, turn left at Pres. Osmeña Highway, to destination.

Along Pres. Quirino Northbound

Along Quirino, take Plaza Dilao to Quirino Extension, turn left at UN Avenue, to destination.

Along Taft Avenue NorthboundA

Along Taft, turn right at Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, take U-turn to Domingo Street, right at Vito Cruz, turn left at Arellano, left at Estrada, turn right at Singalong, right at Esguerra, turn left at Angel Linao, to destination.

Along Coastal Road/Roxas Boulevard

Along Coastal Road/Roxas Boulevard, turn right at EDSA, to destination.

January 17, Saturday

Starting 4:30 a.m. for Pope's travel to Villamor Air Base, where he will take off for Tacloban City

Principal route

  • Taft Avenue - 0.26 km
  • Quirino Avenue - 1.98 km
  • Osmeña Highway - 9.12 km
  • SLEX to Magallanes - 3.84 km
  • Sales Bridge to destination - 2.32 km

Other roads:

  • Roxas Boulevard - 10.64 km
  • NAIA Road - 1.60 km
  • Domestic Road - 2.32 km
  • Andrews Avenue to destination - 5.50 km

Starting 3 p.m. for Pope's travel fro Kalayaan Lounge to Apostolic Nunciature (closed vehicle)

Principal route

  • Sales Bridge to Skyway Ramp - 2.32 km
  • Osmena Highway - 3.84 km
  • Quirino Avenue - 9.12 km
  • Taft Avenue to destination - 0.26 km

Other roads

  • Villamor Air Base Gate 5 - 5.50 km
  • Andrews Avenue - 2.32 km
  • Domestic Road - 2.32 km
  • NAIA Road - 1.60 km
  • Roxas Bouevard - 10.64 km

January 18, Sunday

Starting 6:30 a.m. for Pope's travel to the University of Santo Tomas (UST)

  • Taft Avenue
  • Quirino Avenue to Nagtahan to Lacson Avenue
  • España Boulevard to UST Gate

Starting 8:30 a.m.

  • Quezon Bridge to Quezon Boulevard
  • Lerma Street to España to UST

Starting 8:30 a.m. for Pope's travel to Rizal Park (Luneta) / Quirino Grandstand

  • Taft Avenue
  • UN Avenue to Maria Orosa Street
  • P. Burgos
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • South Drive to Ocean Park entrance

Starting 10:30 a.m.

  • Taft Avenue to Quirino Avenue
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • Kalaw Avenue
  • Maria Orosa Street
  • P. Burgos
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • South Drive to Ocean Park

January 19, Monday

Starting 6 a.m. for Pope's travel to the Villamor Air Base, where he will take off for Rome

  • Taft Avenue
  • Quirino Avenue
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • NAIA Road
  • Domestic Road
  • Airport Road to Andrews Avenue
  • Villamor Air Base Gate 5

Starting 8 a.m.

  • Taft Avenue
  • Quirino Avenue
  • Osmeña Highway
  • SLEX to Magallanes
  • SLEX to Sales Bridge
  • Villamor Air Base Gate 5

INFOGRAPHIC: Schedule of Pope Francis' Philippines visit

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