Getting to Shaw Boulevard from Ortigas is quickest via Meralco Avenue. Traffic is set to change for the worse, though, as a road closure along a portion of Meralco Avenue is scheduled to start on October 3, 2022. No schedule for reopening has been issued, but we can safely assume that it will take a considerably long time before that happens to make way for the construction of the Metro Manila Subway Project.
Road closure along portion of Meralco Avenue will make way for Metro Manila Subway construction
More specifically, the portion of the road that will be closed spans the length of Estancia to Shaw Boulevard. It is scheduled to be cordoned- off starting October 3, 2022, but again, no date of reopening was mentioned.
That said, entry points from Meralco going to Shaw are now at the following junctures:
- Meralco Avenue corner Anda Road
- Meralco Avenue to Estancia West Wing Basement Parking road, and
- Captain Henry Javier corner Camino Verde Road
For those who want to get to Meralco Avenue while coming from Shaw, the entry point is
- Shaw Boulevard corner Camino Verde Road
From there, motorists can go straight towards and turn left into Henry Javier Road towards Meralco.
This road closure will bring horrendous traffic to an already jammed portion of Pasig. The saving grace here is that it was announced early so motorists will be advised and may find other routes they can take. Here, you can also find the PUV routes in and around the area for its 6-year partial closure.
Building public transportation infrastructures will help the commuting population, and such road closures are but a means to a more efficient end of public transport. Yes, we may “suffer” now, but for the greater good, let’s hope it finishes sooner than later.