LOOK: ASEAN 2017 traffic rerouting scheme

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 26) — The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has released a traffic rerouting scheme for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related meetings in Manila on April 26 to 29.

The ASEAN Summit this week is being held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

Heads of state and government from 10 ASEAN member states are participating in the summit, namely: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, and the Philippines.

Authorities expect heavy traffic in the area, and advise the public to take alternate routes.

In its official twitter account, the ASEAN 2017 Chairmanship said the following roads were declared "ASEAN Lanes."

  • Sen. W. Diokno Boulevard
  • Jalandoni Street
  • V. Sotto Street
  • Bukaneg Street
  • Dela Rama Street
  • Arnaiz Avenue
  • Makati Avenue
  • Parkway Drive

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) complex will be an "ASEAN delegates only" zone during the inclusive dates.

Rerouting will be implemented on Sen. W. Diokno Boulevard, Jalandoni Street, V. Sotto Street, Bukaneg Street, and A. Dela Rama Street in Pasay City, which will be on lockdown from April 28 to 30.

ASEAN-2017-Rerouting-Routes-Roxas-Blvd_CNNPH.png ASEAN road rerouting scheme for Roxas Boulevard

ASEAN-LANES-MOA.png ASEAN road rerouting scheme for Mall of Asia  

MMDA Task Force ASEAN 2017 head of operations Manny Miro said the roads will also be on partial lockdown prior to the delegates' arrival..

He said individuals with business in the area on April 26 to 27 will be subject to tight screening and questioning after providing valid proof of ID.

Meanwhile, occasional traffic disruptions may happen on Arnaiz and Makati avenues in Makati City, and along the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Expressway and the elevated Skyway. A "stop and go" protocol will be implemented along the roads, which will be closed to the public whenever a delegate uses the route.

ASEAN-LANES-MAKATI.png ASEAN road rerouting scheme for Makati City  

Malacañang has also declared work suspensions on April 27 and 28.

Work will be suspended on April 27 for government offices in Manila, Makati, and Pasay, according to Memorandum Circular 18 issued by Malacañang on Friday.

Classes and work for government and private offices in Metro Manila will be suspended on April 28.

READ: Palace declares work suspension for ASEAN Summit

To avoid inconvenience, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has advised the public -- especially those with flights on the said day --  to plan their trips ahead.

Authorities are also reminding passengers to be at the airport at least three hours before their flight.

The information in this report was originally published in a previous article by CNN Philippines "AFP, PNP: No security threats for ASEAN summit."