Mabuhay Lanes are back to address increasing volume of cars along EDSA

Updated Jul 19, 2021 | Same topic: Latest Traffic Updates

Included are the list of routes alternative to EDSA.  

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is urging motorists to use the Mabuhay Lanes as an alternative route to EDSA. 

A picture of motorists on EDSa

As the economy re-opens, more motorists are once again using EDSA

One of the reasons why the MMDA is pushing for the use of the Mabuhay Lanes is due to the increasing volume of cars along EDSA as it is already returning to pre-COVID-19 levels. As reported last week, the thickening traffic is caused by several factors. Some of these are the re-opening of businesses, and the less strict COVID-19 community quarantine protocols that allow more people to move about.  

Moreover, there’s the fact that the Skyway Stage 3 has already started collecting tolls last week. To this end, many motorists are opting to return to using EDSA to avoid the said tolls. 

A picture of Benhur Abalos working on one of the Mabuhay lanes

MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos supervising the intallation of signages on one of the Mabuhay lanes

As most motorists know, many of the Mabuhay Lanes are known to be tight and crowded. A netizen commented on MMDA’s Facebook saying that illegal parking is prevalent on these roads. So to fix this issue, the MMDA has been conducting clearing operations on the said lanes to allow for better traffic flow. The organization is also adding directional road signs that will help motorists in locating the Mabuhay lanes. 

For those unaware, here are the Mabuhay Lane routes: 

ROUTE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:  

• From EDSA, turn right at Mother Ignacia, left at Sgt. Esguerra, right at Sct. Ybardolaza, straight to Judge Jimenez Street, right at E. Rodriguez Avenue, left at Gilmore, right at N. Domingo, left at Pinaglabanan, right at P. Guevarra St., left at L. Mencias, right at Shaw Boulevard, left at Martinez/Nueve de Pebrero, right at Maysilo Circle, right at San Francisco, left at Coronado, take Makati–Mandaluyong bridge to Makati and/or to destination.  

ROUTE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:  

• From EDSA: Turn right at West Avenue, right to Del Monte Ave., left at Sto. Domingo or Biak na Bato, right at Amoranto then left at Banawe or D. Tuazon, right at Maria Clara or Dapitan to destination.  

ROUTE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:  

• From North Luzon Expressway (NLEX): Exit at Mindanao Avenue Access Ramp, right at Mindanao Ave., left at Congressional, right at Luzon Avenue, take Bridge crossing Commonwealth Avenue, Katipunan Avenue, C-5 to destination.  

ROUTE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:  

• From Quezon City to Makati City: Take N. Domingo left to Blumentritt-Kalentong, left at Manalo St., right at Mariano right at Luna Mencias, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Acacia Lane, right at F. Ortigas, left at Primo Cruz, left at F. Blumentritt, Coronado take Mandaluyong-Makati Bridge to destination.  

ROUTE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:  

• From Quezon City to Makati City: Take N. Domingo left to Blumentritt-Kalentong, left at Manalo St. Right at Mariano right at Luna Mencias, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Nueve de Febrero, straight to Martinez Ave, left at Maysilo Circle, left at Boni Ave., right at Sikap Street, right at Maria Clara Street, left at Sgt. Bumatay Street, cross at Pantaleon Street, and straight to Mandaluyong-Makati Bridge to its destination.

A picture of road signs for the Mabuhay lanes

More road signs being prepared for the Mabuhay lanes 

ROUTE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:  

• From Quezon City to Makati City: From E. Rodriguez left at Matimyas - Plaza Nolito Fajardo left at V. G. Cruz, right at Lardizabal, left at Dela Fuente, right at Ramon Magsaysay Blvd. Nagtahan to P. Quirino left at South Super Highway.  

ROUTE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:  

• From Quezon City to Makati City: From E. Rodriguez left at Matimyas - Plaza Nolito Fajardo left at V. G. Cruz, right at Lardizabal, left at Dela Fuente, right at Ramon Magsaysay Blvd. Nagtahan to P. Quirino left at South Super Highway.  

ROUTE FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:  

• From North Luzon Expressway (NLEX): Right at Balintawak to Cloverleaf to EDSA going to Monumento then left at A. De Jesus St. (8th St.), left at C-3, right at A. Bonifacio, take Mayon Ave. to Welcome Rotonda.  

ROUTE TO GREENHILLS, SAN JUAN CITY 

• From EDSA: Turn right at Banahaw street, right at Makiling, left at Benitez, straight at St. Joseph, left at Ortigas Ave. to Greenhills Shopping Center.  

ROUTE TO GREENHILLS, SAN JUAN CITY

• From EDSA: Turn right at Annapolis, right at Eisenhower then left at Club Filipino to Ortigas Ave. to Greenhills Shopping Center.  

ROUTE TO BACLARAN, PARANAQUE CITY 

• From EDSA: Turn right at Connecticut to Ortigas Ave. to Greenhills Shopping Center 

• From EDSA: Take EDSA-Tramo flyover then right at Andrews Avenue straight to Airport road, right at Roxas Blvd. take the service road to Redemptorist. 

• From Manila Area: Along Roxas Blvd. take a U-turn at Airport road, take service road to Redemptorist.  

A picture of a non-major thoroughfare in Metro Manila

There are a lot of alternates to EDSA

ROUTE TO CARRIEDO, MANILA CITY 

• From Manila Area: From Taft Ave. take Ayala Blvd. left at Carlos Palanca (Echague) to Carriedo Street.  

ROUTE TO CARRIEDO, MANILA CITY 

• From Manila Area: From Padre Burgos, take Jones Bridge right at Muelle del Blanco National to Plaza Lacson to Carriedo.  

ROUTE TO DIVISORIA, MANILA CITY 

• From Dapitan Zuki Market: Take A. H. Lacson Ave. turn left at Tayuman Street, then left at Dagupan Street to Divisoria. 

• From Roxas Blvd. right at Claro M. Recto straight to Divisoria. 

• From R-10: Left at Moriones Street then right at Dagupan Street to Divisoria. 

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

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