Ever tried driving during the holidays in Manila? Yes, I know the feeling you want to rip of the hair from your head from too much traffic in EDSA and other main roads. So this is why MMDA invented the so-called Christmas Lanes years ago and this holiday season, here are a few guides on which other alternate routes you can take to get around the bustling city of the country’s capital.
North to South (for private vehicles)
Note: Diggings along West Ave near Examiner and diggings/drainage improvement at Maysilo Circle-Rosario Street
From EDSA—>West Ave—> Del Monte Abe—>Sto. Domingo or Biak na Bato—->Amoranto—>Banawe or D. Tuazon—>Maria Clara or Dapitan.
Note: Diggings along West Ave near Examiner
From North Luzon Express Way—–>Exit at Mindanao Ave Access Ramp—> Congressional—>Luzon Ave—>Commonwealth Ave—> Katipunan Ave—> C-5
From Quezon City—>Domingo—>Blumentritt-Kalentong—>Manalo St.—>Mariano—> Luna Mensias—> Shaw Blvd—> Neuve de Febrero/Martinez, Maysilo, Sgt Bumatay, or San Francisco, Mandaluyong-Makati Bright or Barangka Drive, Stella Bridge.
From Quezon City to Makati:
From E. Rodroguez—>Matimyas – Plaza Noli—> Fajardo—> VG Cruz—> Lardizabal—>Dela Fuente—>Ramong Magsaysay Blvd, Nagtahan—>P. Quirino—>South Super Highway.
Note: Roadside parking along VG Cruz and along M. Dela Fuente
From North Luzon Expressway:
Balintawak Cloverleaf—>EDSA—> Monumento—>A De Jesus St (8th St.)—>C-3—>A Bonifacio—> Mayon Ave—>Welcome Rotunda.
Note: Moderate traffic along De Jesus St to 8th St.
South to North (for private vehicles)
From EDSA—>Turn left to Pasay Road—>Makati Ave—>Makati-Mandaluyong Bright—>Francisco, Maysilo—> M. Martines Ave—> Gomezvill—> Hoover to Wilson—> Ortigas Ave/Granada—> Aurora Blvd—> Hemady—> E. Rodriguez—> Tomas Morato—> Timog Ave—> Quezon Ave to QMC—>Visayas Ave—> at Congressional Ave—> Mindanao Ave.
Greenhills, San Juan City
From EDSA—> Banahaw Street—> Makiling—> Benitez—> St. Joseph—> Ortigas Ave—> Greenhills Shopping Center.
Note: Double parking along Banahaw
Baclaran, Paranaque City
From EDSA—> Take EDSA-Tramo flyover—> Andrews Ave—> Airport Road—> Roxas Blvd—> Service Road to Redemptorist.
Note: Drainage improvement along Tramo
From Manila area—>Along Roxas Blvd—>u-turn at Airport Road—> take Service Road—>Redemptorist
From Manila Area—>Taft Ave—>Ayala Blvd—>Carlos Palanca—>Carriedo Street
From Manila Area—>Padre Burgos—>Jones Bright—>Muelle del Blanco National—>Plaza Lacson—>Carriedo
For more traffic updates visit: http://www.mmda.gov.ph/