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MMDA to implement ‘intermittent stops’ due to FIBA World Cup

by Carl Santos

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement ”intermittent stops” on key areas along several roads to make way for delegates and players for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

These stops are located along EDSA, Kalayaan Avenue, Diokno Boulevard, Roxas Boulevard, Andrews Avenue, Sales Road, and other FIBA routes, the MMDA said in an advisory.

”A total of 1,303 personnel will be deployed in affected areas to manage traffic and guide motorists,” the agency said.

Earlier, the MMDA announced that road works (reblocking, utility works, pipe laying, road upgrading, and excavation works) in Metro Manila were temporarily suspended effective midnight of August 17 (Thursday) up to midnight of September 10 (Sunday) at the following locations:

  1. EDSA Monumento to SM MOA
  2. Kalayaan Avenue, C5 Road to EDSA
  3. Along Diokno Boulevard
  4. P. Ocampo St., Taft Avenue to Roxas Boulevard
  5. Roxas Boulevard, NIA Road to UN Avenue
  6. Along Meralco Avenue
  7. Ortigas Avenue, EDSA to C5 Road
  8. EDSA North Avenue to Agham Road

Mall-wide sales will also be prohibited in malls along EDSA and other affected areas to ensure that the roads will remain passable, clean, safe, and serviceable to all types of vehicles and pedestrians during the 23-day period.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will begin on August 25.

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