Feb 4, 2019

If you happen to drive by Binondo on Chinese New Year, here’s an announcement from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). On Feb. 5 at 1 p.m., a “stop and go” traffic scheme will be implemented to give way to the Chinese New Year parade.

The parade’s routes are outlined below:

  • From Jaboneros/Madrid, left to Sto. Cristo, right to Lavezares (Millenium Bridge), left to Juan Luna, right to La Chambre, left to La Chambre Hotel, left to Sta. Elena, left to Juan Luna, straight to Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz, left to Ongpin (will pause at Quinton Paredes to await the Mayor), left to T. Alonzo, left to Soler, left Reina Regente (end of motorcade)
  • Starting point of Chinese Federation: (3 p.m.) From National Press Club (Magallanes Drive), left to Jones Bridge straight to Plaza Ruiz (to join the parade going to Reina Regente)

Affected motorists are advised to take the following alternate routes instead:

  • All vehicles coming from JAS going to Binondo area shall turn left to CM Recto to point of destination.
  • All vehicles coming from Jones Bridge going to Binondo area shall turn right to Escolta St. to point of destination.

In line with this, the MMDA also announced that the number coding scheme will be lifted on Feb. 5.

Header image courtesy of Inquirer.net

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