The traffic situation in Metro Manila has been getting worse as each day passes, and unfortunately, we’re all slowly getting accustomed to it. Today, however, expect the traffic to be a lot worse, not just within Metro Manila.
Why? Because the simulation exercise of the 2019 South East Asian (SEA) Games will be happening later today, starting from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that they will be implementing a stop-and-go traffic scheme on roads that will be used during simulation exercise for the SEA Games later today. During the simulation, convoy vehicles will be coming from various hotels and establishments from all over Metro Manila, Tagaytay, Clark, and Subic. All of which will travel to the Philippine Arena, the venue of the opening ceremony of SEA Games 2019.
Convoy vehicles coming from Metro Manila will be passing through EDSA, Roxas Boulevard, Espana Boulevard, Quezon Avenue, and the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). Those coming from Tagaytay will pass Tagaytay, Crisanto de Los Reyes Avenue, Gov. Ferrier Drive, Ge. Antonio, Centennial Drive, Cavitex, Coastal Road, Roxas Boulevard, EDSA, and NLEX.
Meanwhile, vehicle convoys coming from Subic will be driving through Olongapo-Bugallon Road, Dewey Avenue, Rizal Highway, SFEX, SCTEX, and NLEX. Lastly, convoys coming from Clark will pass through Prince Balagtas Avenue, SCTEX, and NLEX.
Despite the SEA Games simulation exercise, expect heavy traffic all day throughout the affected roads. Furthermore, this should also give us an idea as to how bad traffic will be once the 2019 SEA Games officially open later this month.