The Department of Interior and Local Government and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority are reminding the public of scheduled road closures and lockdowns on selected thoroughfares for the 31st ASEAN Leaders Summit and Related Meetings on November 11-15.
To avoid detours or being stuck in traffic jams, motorists are advised to avoid the following roads and places affected by the closures:
- 8 Nov – Partial lockdown of CCP Complex, Pasay City, starting from 12:01am onwards
- 11 Nov – Complete lockdown of SMX-MAAX Block, Pasay City, at 10pm
- 12 Nov – Complete lockdown of CCP Complex, Pasay City, starting from 12:01am onwards
- 13 Nov – Total lockdown of Roxas Boulevard starting from Padre Burgos Ave. to Pedro Gil (Buendia), Manila, starting from 12:01am onwards
- 13 Nov – Partial lifting of lockdown at SMX-MAAX Block, Pasay City, starting from 12:01am onwards
- 13 Nov – Lifting of lockdown for Roxas Blvd. (Padre Burgos Ave. to Pedro Gil, Manila), starting at 12nn
- 14 Nov – Full lockdown continues at CCP Complex, Pasay City
- 15 Nov – Partial lifting of lockdown for CCP Complex, Pasay City, from 12 noon onwards
Only pedestrians and vehicles with official ASEAN Summit IDs and stickers will be allowed entry to the said areas during the stretch of the event which coincides with the ASEAN’s 50th anniversary.
Additionally, Monumento, Pasay, and 5th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City will also be affected by the traffic scheme.
A stop-and-go scheme will also be implemented on EDSA and NLEX to give way to ASEAN convoys, starting with the arrival of the heads of states on Friday, November 10.
President Rodrigo Duterte has earlier declared November 13-15 as special non-working holidays for Metro Manila, Pampanga, and Bulacan in relation to the event. Work in the government offices within the PICC Complex where a bulk of the meetings will be held have likewise been suspended.