Road closures for Traslacion 2019

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 5) — Preparations are underway for the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

The Manila Police District, on Saturday, released a schedule of road closures from January 7-9 to make way for the expected crowd who will participate in Traslacion.

The following routes will be closed on January 7, starting 11:00 a.m., to make way for the Blessing and Replica Procession:

Southbound lane of Quezon Blvd. (Quiapo), from A. Mendoza/Fugoso to Plaza Miranda

Westbound lane of España Boulevard from P. Campa to Lerma St.

The Manila Police District said in a statement that road closures will be based on actual traffic conditions.

Meanwhile, the following routes will be closed on January 8, starting 10:00 p.m. to make way for the Grand Procession of the Black Nazarene:

Katigbak Drive and South Drive (one lane accessible to Manila and H2O Hotel)

Northbound lane of Quezon and Mc Arthur Bridge from Bonifacio Shrine onwards

Taft Avenue from Ayala Blvd to Bonifacio Shrine

The following routes will be closed once it hits midnight on January 9:

The stretch of McArthur, Jones and Quezon Bridge

Roxas Boulevard from Katigbak Drive to TM Kalaw St.

Both lanes of Quezon Blvd. (Quiapo) will be closed to traffic, from A. Mendoza/Fugoso St. and España Ave / P. Campa St. for southbound and from Taft Avenue/Ayala Blvd for northbound

“Closure of some streets will be in effect as the procession approaches and will be opened immediately once the tail end of the procession passes,” the police said.

Over 5 million devotees are expected to join the procession, which is expected to last as long as 22 hours.

The Metro Manila police will deploy more than 7,000 personnel to keep the procession safe.