MMDA to impose stop-and-go traffic scheme for SEA Games

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 7) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement a stop-and-go traffic scheme along EDSA and other major roads when the country hosts the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games later this month, the agency said in a statement.

This is to give way to the delegates' convoy of vehicles that will go to and from the venues where the sporting events will be held.

The MMDA said the following areas along EDSA could experience traffic delays during the biennial meet, which will run from November 30 to December 11:

Northbound

Roxas Boulevard

Taft Avenue

Ayala

Buendia

Shaw Boulevard

Megamall

Santolan

SM North

Muñoz

Balintawak

Southbound

Balintawak

Muñoz

SM North

Cubao

Santolan

Ortigas

Shaw Boulevard

Boni Serrano

Buendia corner Macapagal

Ayala Magallanes

Roxas Boulevard

Meanwhile, the MMDA also identified some chokepoint areas:

SLEX Northbound

Manila

Roxas Boulevard corner Buendia

Roxas Boulevard corner P. Ocampo

Roxas Boulevard, P. Burgos

Taft Avenue corner P. Ocampo

Adriatico RMSC Area

Quirino corner Adriatico

Quezon City

Mindanao Avenue – North Ave. to NLEX in Quezon City

San Juan City

Shaw Boulevard corner Pioneer in Pasig City

N. Domingo-FilOil

Taguig City

Lawton Avenue corner Bayani Road

Thousands of athletes, sports officials, coaches, spectators are expected to gather at the sports and non-sports venues in Metro Manila which include: Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Cuneta Astrodome, SM Mall of Asia Arena, SM MOA Skating Rink, World Trade Center, Philippine International Convention Center Forum, SM Megamall, Filoil Flying V Centre, Filinvest City, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Gym, Marine Corps, Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Starmall EDSA, Makati Coliseum, Manila Hotel tent, SM Megamall Ice Rink, World Trade Center, Philsports Arena, Amoranto Sports Complex, and Manila Polo Club.

Other SEA Games clusters where traffic is expected to be heavy are Clark, Subic, and Southern Luzon.

To help manage the traffic flow and provide assistance to motorists during the SEA Games, the MMDA is set to deploy 2,000 personnel in key areas.