MANILA, August 14 (PIA) -- The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday announced the closure of Araneta-Aurora intersection in Manila this week.
According to MMDA, the Araneta-Aurora intersection will be closed starting on August 15, Thursday, from 11pm to 5am for seven (7) consecutive nights to give way to the launching of girder for the Skyway Stage 3 Project. MMDA advises motorists to take alternate routes.
For light vehicles:
1. From Shaw Boulevard/ V. Mapa, take straight towards Magsaysay Blvd. then Santol Street, right at Palanza, Landargun or Bayani Road, left at G. Araneta to destination and vice versa;
2. Vehicles from Cubao towards Manila area, along Aurora Blvd., right at Guirayan St., left at Palanza, left at Tomas Arguelles St. or Santol St. to Magsaysay Blvd. to destination;
3. Vehicles coming from N. Domingo and Blumentritt, take F. Roman, H. Lozada St. and J. Ruiz St.; and
4. Vehicles coming from north: along C-3 Sgt. Rivera, right at Bayani, Landargun and Palanza St., left at Santol St., left at Magsaysay Blvd., and take V. Mapa, Old Sta. Mesa to destination.
Meanwhile for trucks: from Quezon Avenue, E. Rodriguez Ave., straight towards Espana Blvd., left Lacson Ave. straight towards Nagtahan to destination (vice versa) or take Magsaysay Blvd., right at V. Mapa to Shaw Blvd. to destination and vice versa.
The Skyway Stage 3 project under the Build. Build. Build program is an 18.68-kilometer elevated expressway starting from Buendia in Makati to Balintawak in Quezon City.
The project is expected to reduce travel time from 15 to 20 minutes from the current two hours. (MMDA)