Select streets in the City of Manila will be closed from Friday (January 8) to make way for devotees who will flock to Quiapo Church for the annual Black Nazarene feast.
The Manila Police District Traffic Enforcement Unit said road closures will take effect from January 8 at 10 p.m. onwards.
The following roads will be closed from Friday 10 p.m. onwards:
– Southbound lane of Quezon Blvd. (Quiapo), from A. Mendoza/Fugoso to Carlos Palanca St.
– Northbound Lane of Quezon Blvd from Carlos Palanca St. to Fugoso St.
– Westbound lane of España Boulevard from P. Campa to A Mendoza St.
– Stretch of Evangelista St. from P Paterno St. to Recto Ave.
– Stretch of Palanca St. from Carriedo/Plaza Lacson to P Casal St.
The rerouting are as follows:
-Vehicles going to southbound lane of Quezon Blvd from A. Mendoza: turn right to Fugoso St. then left to Rizal Avenue.
-Vehicles going to southbound lane of España Blvd: turn left to Nicanor Reyes St., or turn right to P. Campa St., then left to A. Mendoza St., then right to Fugoso St.
-Vehicles coming from McArthur Bridge intending to use Palanca St shall go straight to Rizal Ave. to point of destination.
– Vehicles coming from Ayala Bridge intending to use Palanca St. shall go straight to P. Casal St. to point of destination.
– Vehicles coming from P. Burgos Ave. intending to use Quezon Bridge shall go straight to McArthur Bridge or Jones Bridge to point of destination.
Meanwhile, the road closures from January 9 or Saturday, from 12 midnight onwards are:
– Stretch of Ronquillo St. from Rizal Ave. to Plaza Sta. Cruz
– Stretch of Bustos St. from Plaza Sta Cruz to Rizal Ave.
The rerouting schemes are:
– Vehicles using the southbound lane of Rizal Ave. going to Ronquillo St. shall turn right to CM. Recto Ave., turn left to R. Regente St., to J. Luna St. turn left to Plaza Cervantes to Jones Bridge or go straight to Muelle dela Industria to Escolta to point of destination.
– Vehicles coming from McArthur Bridge intending to use Bustos St. shall go straight to Rizal Ave. to point of destination.
This year’s Black Nazarene feast will not have the traditional Traslacion or procession to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. SOVEREIGNPH