LIST: Closed roads, alternate routes for Traslacion 2020
Barefoot devotees – estimated to number around 70,000 – jostle to get closer to the image of the Black Nazarene during a thanksgiving procession outside the Quiapo Church in Manila Monday. Inset shows a devotee being carried by rescue personnel after being injured during the procession.
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LIST: Closed roads, alternate routes for Traslacion 2020
Rosette Adel ( - January 7, 2020 - 1:20pm

MANILA, Philippines — Days ahead of the annual procession of the Black Nazarene or Traslacion, the Manila Police District Traffic Enforcement Unit announced that several roads would be closed to pave way for the religious event.

The MPD-TEU said some roads would be closed as early as Wednesday evening.

It added that opening and closing of roads are still subject to changes.

The Traslacion is slated at 5:30 a.m. of Thursday and millions of devotees of the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno or the Black Nazarene are expected to participate.

The officials of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or the Quiapo Church earlier released the list of procession route. It said that it would take a slightly different route and would pass through the Ayala Bridge in Manila.

Traslacion commemorates the transfer of the image of the Black Nazarene from its old home in Intramuros, Manila to Quiapo Church.

Here are the roads closed and alternate routes for motorists traveling in Manila on January 8 to 9:

Jan. 8, 2020, Wednesday

From 9 p.m.

  • Southbound lane of Bonifacio Drive from Anda Circle to Katigbak Drive

  • Roxas Blvd. north and southbound lane from Katigbak to U.N Ave.

  • Stretch of P. Burgos from Roxas Blvd. to Jones, McArthur and Quezon Bridge

  • North and South bound lane of Ma. Orosa from TM Kalaw to P. Burgos

Jan. 9, 2020, Thursday

From 12:01 a.m.

  • Taft Ave/Ayala to 3 Bridges (Jones, McArthur & Quezon)

  • North and southbound lane of Taft Ave. from TM Kalaw to Ayala Blvd.

  • Stretch of San Marcelino from N. A Lopez St. to U.N. Ave.

  • Romualdez from U.N Ave. to N.A. Lopez St.

  • Stretch of P. Casal from C. Palanca to San Rafael

  • Palanca St. from Plaza Lacson to Quiapo Ilalim

  • Southbound Lane of Quezon Blvd from Fugoso St to Quezon Bridge

  • Westbound Lane España Blvd from P Campa to Lerma St.

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