The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced the closure of several portions of EDSA on Monday (February 25) in line with the celebration of the 27th anniversary of the People Power Revolution.
Motorists are advised to avoid the affected areas and instead use alternate routes, Chairman Francis Tolentino said.
“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, the following scheduled road closures will be observed:
12:01 a.m. – Lanes 3-5 of EDSA will be partially closed (inner lanes from Corinthians 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.
Meanwhile, Tolentino clarified that 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. (PNA)