The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will impose a suspension on about 100 ongoing road projects currently being done by the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) in the Metro to alleviate traffic flow as the holiday season draws near.

According to a report by, MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino already gave notice to the DPWH that the moratorium will take effect on the first week of December and will last until the first week of January next year. Tolentino has also asked the DPWH to cover the excavation sites with steel plates to make the affected lanes passable to vehicles.

MMDA on the other hand will extend the operating hours of the Pasig River ferry system and changes will be done in the Christmas Lanes this year due to the major infrastructure projects like the NAIA elevated expressway and the Magallanes Interchange rehabilitation.

The MMDA has not yet stated the official Christmas Lanes to be used for this year.