A lot of major thoroughfares have seen their fair share of road closures in the past month. With the national elections coming up, we can expect rallies to push this into overdrive. This weekend, starting today, Makati CBD will be the next to seal its roads.
Makati CBD road closure, Miting de Avance
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The closing of roads will be to make way for the Miting de Avance of one presidential candidate in the coming elections. The event itself is scheduled to take place on May 7, but preparations are being made early. From 9:00 PM of May 6 until 6:00 AM of May 8, partial closures of the following arteries will be implemented:
- Ayala Avenue (from Fonda St. to Gil Puyat Ave.)
- Paseo de Roxas St. (from Dela Rosa St. to Makati Ave.)
- Makati Ave. (from Dela Rosa St. to Paseo de Roxas)
- V.A. Rufino St. (from Dela Rosa St. to Valero St.)
- Salcedo St. (from Dela Rosa St. to Valero St.)
Given the closures, traffic re-routing for private and public vehicles will be implemented.
For Private vehicles and Public-Utility Buses
Private Vehicles and PUBs passing through the East Bound Lane of Ayala Avenue will be re-routed to Gil Puyat going to EDSA
For private vehicles passing through the West-bound lane of Ayala Avenue, and for Public-Utility Jeepneys coming from the Washington Terminal heading towards McKinley Terminal
a) PUJ from Washington Terminal going to McKinley (Chino Roces – Dela Rosa – Amorsolo – Arnaiz – East St. – Ayala Avenue)
b) PUJ from McKinley Terminal going to Washington Terminal (Ayala Avenue – Parkway Drive – West St. – Arnaiz Amorsolo – Rufino – Chino Roces)
c) Private Vehicles passing through the West Bound of Ayala Avenue going to Buendia will be re-routed to Ayala Avenue – Parkway Drive – West St. – Arnaiz Amorsolo – Rufino – Chino Roces
Parking is available
Given that this is going to be a major event, those who wish to join by bringing their vehicles will have parking slots. Of course, these will be on a first-come-first-served basis. The following areas will be available for parking starting May 7, and their opening and closing times are as follows:
Parking Areas (Open from 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM)
P1 – Valero Car Park 2
P2 – Dela Rosa Car Park 1
P3 – Dela Rosa Car Park 2
P4 – Legazpi Parking Building
P5 – Corinthian Car Park
Parking Areas (Open 24 hours)
P6 – Greenbelt Parking
P7 – Greenbelt Parking
P8 – Greenbelt Parking
P9 – Greenbelt Parking
P10 – The Link Car Park
P11 – 6750 Steel Car Park
P12 – Glorietta Parking
P13 – Glorietta Parking
P14 – Park Square Car Park
Please take note that you should only park anywhere in these designated areas. Those who are illegally parked will be apprehended by the authorities.
It’s a good thing that this road closure in the Makati CBD is happening on a weekend. We can only imagine if this 3-day closure was held in the workweek. Good on you, organizers, and Makati local government!
That said, plan your travels well, ladies and gentlemen. It’s said that this is going to be big, and it probably will be.