Undas 2010: Makati announces traffic rerouting scheme for All Saints Day

By on Oct 28, 2010 in Announcement, Events, World Comments

If you are bound for Manila North, Laloma, or Chinese Cemetery, you can read Undas 2010: Manila Traffic Rerouting Scheme Advisory for All Saints Day

In line with the upcoming Undas 2010, millions of Filipinos are expected visit the cemetery as early as October 31, not only for their lost loved ones but also to have a small ‘reunion’ with some relatives who are still with them.

As part of the tradition, local and police officials along with health and rescue groups and volunteers will be assisting the public in their respective areas.

In Makati City, Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. and the Makati Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced its traffic rerouting scheme for November 1 (All Saints Day) and November 2 (All Souls Day).

The said traffic rerouting scheme, which was published at Makati’s official website on Wednesday will cover streets around the cemeteries within their area.

This includes the Manila South Cemetery, Makati Public Cemetery, and Makati Catholic Cemetery.

According to DPS, the following roads will be closed to give way to the construction of tents for the police, health and rescue groups, and similar groups, starting October 31, 6am,.

South Avenue, between JP Rizal and Metropolitan Ave

Kalayaan Avenue, between Zapote and Nicanor Garcia (formerly Reposo)

Vito Cruz Extension, between South Ave. and Zapote

Nevertheless, some streets will have some traffic adjustments simultaneous with the above road closures.

JP Rizal will be made two-way on the same date and time from Guadalupe/EDSA up to Trabajo Street in Barangay Olympia.

Westbound, Hippodromo Street will be made one-way towards AP Reyes Avenue. But on the opposite direction, JP Rizal Ave. from Pasong Tamo will be made one-way up to Trabajo Street, eastbound.

Meanwhile, a one-way traffic along Metropolitan Avenue from Ayala extension to Nicanor Garcia (Reposo) will also be implemented, the Makati DPS said.

On the other hand, the streets that will be on their normal traffic flow are, the stretch of Pasong Tamo from corner JP Rizal to Pasong Tamo Extension, Kamagong Street from Zobel Roxas to Dao, and from Dao Street to Ayala Avenue extension.

On October 31, starting 12 midnight, DPS said additional roads be closed, which includes the following:

Nicanor Garcia (Reposo), between JP Rizal Ave. and Kalayaan

Pililia, between JP Rizal Ave. and Kalayaan; JB Roxas, between JP Rizal and Kalayaan

Kakarong, between JP Rizal and Metropolitan

Montojo, between South Ave. and Zapote

Yague, between South Ave. and Zapote

Panama St., between South Ave. and Zapote

Suez St., between South Ave. and Zapote

On November 1, parking of light vehicles in areas not mentioned in the rerouting scheme will be allowed by the traffic police and the Makati DPS.

But then, one-side parking will be strictly implemented and cars of violators will be towed.

“We want to secure the safe and orderly celebration of All Saints Day and road closures and rerouting will surely help, especially with thousands flocking to our cemeteries all in a day,” as Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. said, who also happens to be the son of Vice President Jejomar Binay.

“We call on visitors and residents around the cemeteries to cooperate with the rules and authorities, and not only maintain the orderliness, but also the cleanliness of the cemetery and the areas around them.” The Makati Mayor added.

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