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These are the roads to avoid in the afternoon of Nov. 14

To give way to the 30th SEA Games simulation exercises

Know which routes to stay away from on November 14. PHOTO FROM PIXABAY

As you know, the 30th Southeast Asian Games will be held in the Philippines from November 30 to December 11. The main hub of the sporting activities will be in Clark (Pampanga), while the secondary and tertiary hubs will be in Subic (Olongapo) and Metro Manila, respectively.

Now, imagine “an estimated 8,750 athletes and team officials, 2,050 technical officials, 1,500 press and media attendees and 12,000 volunteers” being transported from one venue to another, and it’s pretty much safe to assume that there will be motoring chaos all over the affected areas.

To help manage the situation, the authorities are doing their best to prepare for the big regional event, and one way of doing this is to conduct simulation exercises. Some of these exercises will be held on November 14 (Thursday), from 2pm to 4pm, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. This is to ensure that the 30th SEA Games’ opening ceremony on November 30 will be trouble-free and seamless.

Convoys of vehicles will travel from various hotels and establishments within Metro Manila, Tagaytay, Clark and Subic to Philippine Arena, the venue of the opening ceremony of SEA Games 2019,” the agency said in its Facebook post. “Stop-and-go traffic scheme shall be implemented on identified roads.”

Here are the specific roads that will be involved in these simulation exercises:

METRO MANILA TO PHILIPPINE ARENA

  • EDSA
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • España Boulevard
  • Quezon Avenue
  • NLEX

TAGAYTAY TO PHILIPPINE ARENA

  • Tagaytay
  • Crisanto de los Reyes Avenue
  • Governor Ferrer Drive
  • Centennial Drive
  • CAVITEX
  • Coastal Road
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • EDSA
  • NLEX

SUBIC TO PHILIPPINE ARENA

  • Olongapo-Bugallon Road
  • Dewey Avenue
  • Rizal Highway
  • SFEX
  • SCTEX
  • NLEX

CLARK TO PHILIPPINE ARENA

  • Prince Balagtas Avenue
  • SCTEX
  • NLEX

You’re now notified. Please avoid these routes within the above-mentioned time window if you don’t want to find yourself trapped in slow-moving traffic. Then again, we’re all already used to the experience, aren’t we?



Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 24 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. The rest, as they say, is rock and roll. He writes the column ‘Spoiler’.



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