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Makati traffic rerouting for All Saints' Day to start Oct. 31

October 24, 2011 11:50am

Starting on October 31, Makati City will start rerouting traffic for the commemoration of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day.

In a news release, Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Hermenegildo San Miguel said at midnight of October 31, the following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic until November 1:
  • Nicanor Garcia (Reposo), between J.P. Rizal Avenue and Kalayaan;
  • Pililia, between JP Rizal Avenue and Kalayaan Avenue;
  • JB Roxas, between JP Rizal Avenue and Kalayaan Avenue;
  • Kakarong, between JP Rizal Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue;
  • Montojo, between South Avenue and Zapote;
  • Yague, between South Avenue and Zapote Street;
  • Panama Street between South Avenue and Zapote Street;
  • Suez Street between South Avenue and Zapote Street.

    The following roads will be closed starting 5:00 a.m. on October 31, to make way for the construction of Assistance Community Precincts and tents of barangays, local government units, health groups, non-government organizations, and other volunteers:

  • South Avenue between JP Rizal Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue;
  • Kalayaan Avenue between Zapote Street and Nicanor Garcia Street;
  • Vito Cruz Extension between Zapote Street and South Avenue.

    Also at 5:00 a.m. on October 31, JP Rizal Street will be made two-way from Pasong Tirad to Makati Avenue.

    Meanwhile, the following roads will be open to motorists:
  • Kalayaan Avenue from Reposo Street to Salamanca Street (Northside);
  • Nicanor Garcia Street (Reposo) from Kalayaan to Metropolitan Avenue (Westside);
  • Metropolitan Avenue from South Avenue to Nicanor Garcia Street (Northside);
  • Ayala Extension from Malugay Street to the driveway near Toyota Bel-Air (Eastside);
  • Metropolitan Avenue from South Avenue Extension to Pasong Tamo (Northside);
  • Bagtikan Street from Kamagong to Guijo Street.

    The inner streets of Barangays Valenzuela, Sta. Cruz, and Olympia will be controlled by traffic enforcers of different barangays.

    Alternate routes

    Vehicles coming from Ayala Avenue Extension going to JP Rizal Avenue via South Avenue shall turn left to Metropolitan Avenue then turn right to Zapote Street or Pasong Tamo towards destination.

    Those from Jupiter going to Pasong Tamo via Metropolitan Avenue shall turn left to Nicanor Garcia Street, right to Buendia Avenue, right to Ayala Avenue Extension, and left to Metropolitan Avenue towards destination.

    Motorists coming from Jupiter Street going to JP Rizal Avenue via Nicanor Garcia Street shall turn right to Kalayaan Avenue, left to Makati Avenue then left to JP Rizal Avenue.

    All Souls' Day, November 2, is a Catholic feast day for remembering the dead.

    However, millions of Filipinos start flocking to cemeteries as early as November 1, All Saints' Day, also a Catholic feast for honoring all saints, both those who are known and the unknown.

    Many Filipinos even start visiting cemeteries on Halloween (also known as All Hallows' Eve), October 31, the eve of All Saints' Day (previously called All Hallows' Day).
    - VVP, GMA News