MMDA: Important Manila traffic and rerouting info for Independence Day 2024 celebrations

Independence Day is upon us, and as such, the MMDA has published a public service announcement for everyone to know about traffic and rerouting schemes in the City of Manila on June 12, 2024. The 126th celebration of the Philippines’ independence will be held in the nation’s capital – Manila – and several roads will be closed. Here’s what you need to know.

MMDA advisory on Manila road closures and rerouting for Independence Day 2024

Mmda Independence Day 2024 Rerouting Traffic Scheme Inline 01 Min

Photo: Metro Manila Development Authority

The MMDA is advising motorists that the earliest road closure will be along Roxas Boulevard, both directions in between TM Kalaw and P. Burgos, as well as along TM Kalaw between Ma. Orosa and Roxas Boulevard Westbound.

Mmda Independence Day 2024 Rerouting Traffic Scheme Inline 02 Min

Photo: Metro Manila Development Authority

Later in the day, Roxas Blvd. from UN Avenue to P. Burgos Ave. (both directions), TM Kalaw on both sides from Roxas Blvd. to Taft Ave., P. Burgos Avenue on both sides and until the corner of Finance Road, and Bonifacio Drive between Anda Circle and P. Burgos Ave. will close from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Mmda Independence Day 2024 Rerouting Traffic Scheme Inline 03 Min

Photo: Metro Manila Development Authority

According to the MMDA, the rerouting for both private vehicles and PUVs going Northbound will follow Roxas Blvd and make a right turn to Quirino Ave. or U.N. Ave., and then take a left turn to Taft Ave. towards their destination.

Mmda Independence Day 2024 Rerouting Traffic Scheme Inline 04 Min

Photo: Metro Manila Development Authority

Specifically for private vehicles going in the Southbound direction, from R-10 going to Anda Circle, turn left to Soriano Ave, turn right to Solana St. turn left to Muralla St., then go straight to Magallanes Drive, turn right to P. Burgos Ave. to their destination.

Mmda Independence Day 2024 Rerouting Traffic Scheme Inline 05 Min

Photo: Metro Manila Development Authority

As for trucks going in either the Northbound or Southbound directions, they’ll have to take SLEX, OsmeƱa Highway, Quirino Ave., Nagtahan St., Lacson Ave., Yuseco St., Capulong St., and go back into R-10 Road towards their destination.


Festival-like celebrations have been lined up from June 10 to 12, which will be held at the Rizal Park Burnham Green right across Quirino Grandstand.

MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes said a total of 1,156 personnel will be deployed in strategic locations to ensure seamless traffic management that promotes the safety and convenience of all road users. Ambulances, military trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, and other resources will likewise be dispatched.

Time to plan your travels accordingly, ladies and gentlemen! And oh, Happy Independence Day to one and all! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas at ang kanyang kalayaan!

Mikko Juangco
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