Truck ban on EDSA, SCTEX, NLEX from Nov. 12-15 for ASEAN Summit

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 4) — Authorities said all trucks and closed vans will be banned from passing through major thoroughfares from November 12 to 15 for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.

The ASEAN Committee on Security, Peace and Order, and Emergency Preparedness and Response said in a Saturday statement that all heavy-duty vehicles will not be allowed on the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) from Clark to Balintawak to give way to ASEAN delegates.

Over 20 world leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump, are expected to attend the meetings in Metro Manila and in Clark, Pampanga scheduled for November 10 to 14.

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Department of the Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy said these vehicles will also be barred on EDSA, from Balintawak to Magallanes, during the same period.

Cuy also said from November 11 to 15, motorists should expect intermittent traffic stops on the following designated ASEAN lanes in Makati:

  • Arnaiz Ave.
  • Makati Ave.
  • Parkway Drive
  • Along EDSA in Makati area

During the same period, rerouting will also be implemented on Sen. Jose W. Diokno Boulevard, Jalandoni, V. Sotto, Bukaneg, and A. Dela Rama in Pasay City.

The committee said occasional traffic disruptions will be experienced in other areas like Mandaluyong and Quezon City.

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Cuy said the whole Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Pasay City will also be closed on November 11 to 15, as it has been designated as an ASEAN Delegates Zone.

"We urge the public to veer away from the said areas and take alternate routes to avoid being inconvenienced by the heavy traffic while the ASEAN Summit is ongoing," he said.

On Friday, the committee also declared a "no sail zone" on Manila Bay on November 5 to 16 for the summit.

Read: 'No sail zone' on Manila Bay on Nov. 5-16 due to ASEAN Summit

Meanwhile, police announced on Friday a gun ban in Metro Manila and parts of Luzon from November 1 to 15.

Read: Police to implement gun ban for ASEAN