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MMDA to enforce ‘intermittent stops’ for FIBA events

MANILA (PIA) — In anticipation of the upcoming FIBA (International Basketball Federation) World Cup events, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is gearing up to initiate intermittent traffic stops across various main roads in Metro Manila.

The MMDA is also appealing to motorists and to the commuting public to understand the disruptions resulting the traffic management scheme to be implemented in Metro Manila during the FIBA events.

As outlined in the MMDA's traffic advisory, the concept of intermittent stops entails brief halts for drivers and, redirecting them towards alternate routes to facilitate smooth passage of the FIBA delegates and the convoy of players.

The agency announced that this express lane system will be implemented on the following thoroughfares:

  • EDSA
  • Kalayaan Avenue
  • Diokno Boulevard
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • Andrews Avenue
  • Sales Road

In addition to these roadways, other traffic management strategies will also be implemented along other routes, as specified by FIBA. To effectively oversee and assist motorists, over 1,300 MMDA personnel will be deployed within the affected roadways in Metro Manila.

The Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan , is slated to host the FIBA Basketball World Cup from August. 25 to 30, while the finals will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena from September 5 to 10.

Meanwhile, the NLEX Corporation is urging FIBA ticket holders to take Ciudad de Victoria (CDV) exit during the opening ceremony at the Philippine Arena as it will be enforcing a100 percent RFID system and there will be no cash lanes available.

Further, the CDV toll plaza (northbound and southbound), including Igulot intersection access via Mc Arthur highway and Gate 3 at Brgy. Bolakan will be closed on Friday, August. 25 , at exactly 5:30 pm to decongest car volume to and from the venue.

Free Shuttle 

For those who do not want to be inconvenienced of not finding a parking space during the opening ceremony, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) will be deploying free 400 Point-to-Point (P2P) shuttle services in the following locations: 

  • PITX Bus Terminal
  • Mall of Asia Arena
  • One Ayala Bus Terminal
  • BGC Market Market Bus Terminal 
  • SM City Megamall
  • Araneta City 
  • Trinoma 
  • SM City North
  • Clover Leaf A (JD - PIA NCR)

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