THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority advised motorists to avoid the Ortigas Central Business District on Monday, April 16, due to a convoy dry run for the country’s hosting of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank in May, this year.
The upcoming annual meeting will be held at the ADB headquarters in Mandaluyong City from May 3 to 6. Delegates from member-economies of the ADB are expected to attend the four-day event.
In preparation, the Department of Finance (DOF)-organized convoy dry run will simulate four different scenarios on Monday. Convoy of vehicles will pass through certain major roads and streets from 7 am up to 12 noon.
No roads in Metro Manila will be closed for the convoy dry run. However, motorists may expect disruptions in the flow of traffic along the affected routes.
FIRST SCENARIO: TRAVEL FROM ADB HEADQUARTERS TO EDSA SHANGRI-LA VIA BANK DRIVE at 8:30 am
Affected routes: Bank Drive to Saint Francis Street
SECOND SCENARIO: TRAVEL FROM EDSA SHANGRI-LA TO NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NAIA) TERMINAL 1 TO SIMULATE A DEPARTURE SCENARIO at 9:15 am
Affected routes: EDSA Shangri-La to St. Francis Street, Shaw Boulevard, EDSA, South Luzon Expressway, Skyway, NAIA Expressway, Imelda Avenue
THIRD SCENARIO: TRAVEL FROM NAIA TERMINAL 1 TO JOY-NOSTALG HOTEL at 10:30 am
Affected routes: Imelda Avenue to NAIA Road, NAIA Expressway, Skyway, SLEX, EDSA, Guadix, ABD Avenue
FOURTH SCENARIO: ENTRANCE TO ADB MAIN DRIVEWAY at 11:30 am
Bussing/Debussing at the ADB Main Driveway Guadix Drive, from EDSA to ADB Drive, will become one-way before the convoy arrival. Stop and go schemes would be implemented on the routes of the convoy.
POSSIBLE CHOKE POINTS FOR THE DRY RUN:
Ayala Underpass (Northbound and Southbound)
Guadalupe MRT Northbound
Shaw Blvd corner EDSA
Shaw Blvd Service Road Northbound Shaw Underpass ( Northbound and Southbound)
Bank Drive corner Julia Vargas
St Francis corner Julia Vargas