Breaking News! MMDA to conduct a traffic simulation in preparation for the SEA Games 2019

Nov 13, 2019 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
Tommorow, on Nov 14, the MMDA will be conducting a simulation to prepare for the SEA Games 2019. Be prepared for traffic.

Those who expect to be on the road tomorrow, be warned! The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it will be conducting a traffic simulation in preparation for the Southeast Asian Games opening ceremonies. The simulation will take place tomorrow, Thursday, November 14.

The 2019 SEA Games will kick off on November 30. Despite the event being held in Bocaue, Bulacan, we can expect an increase in vehicular traffic as delegates and spectators will be traveling alongside regular commuters between Metro Manila and Bulacan. There will also be convoys accompanying visiting dignitaries as they pass through several main thoroughfares in Metro Manila.

A stop and go traffic scheme being implemented along EDSA

Remember the APEC's stop-and-go traffic scheme?

1. Why conduct the simulation?

The simulation that will be held tomorrow is for authorities to familiarize themselves with the routes that the convoys will be taking. The delegates and dignitaries arriving here for the SEA Games will be housed in 22 hotels, while the athletes will be going to different sports venues in and around Metro Manila to take part in the various events.

Motorists and commuters will get a preview of what’s going to happen during the duration of the event, particularly those traveling along EDSA where the convoys are expected to pass through. Here’s a list of affected roads during the simulation;

  • EDSA Northbound lane
  • Mindanao Avenue
  • North Avenue
  • Quirino Avenue
  • Pasay Avenue
  • Taft Avenue
  • Magallanes
  • South Luzon Expressway
  • North Luzon Expressway

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2. How will it be conducted?

The simulation will take place on November 13, Thursday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Mock convoys will commence from various hotels in Manila, Tagaytay, and Pasay, covering the roads mentioned above.

P2P bus

Authorities have advised motorists to take P2P buses instead of driving for the duration of the 2019 SEA Games

The MMDA will then implement a “Stop and Go” traffic scheme on these roads, as the convoys will be made to pass along the yellow lane. According to the MMDA, no roads will be closed during the simulation.

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Source: C.G.B.Miguel