Motorists advised of traffic disruptions during convoy dry run on Oct 8

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Motorists and travelers are advised of possible traffic disruptions from Clark Airport in Pampanga to Conrad Hotel Manila in Pasay City on Sunday morning, October 8, 2017 due to a convoy dry run to be conducted by the ASEAN Security Task Force.

The said convoy run is part of the heightened security preparations for the upcoming 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)  Summit in November this year.

Speaking during the recently concluded meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Traffic Management, TWG Chairperson Emmanuel V. Miro of Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said the government will implement a modified stop and go scheme along the routes where the convoy will pass during the dry run.

Miro said the dry run is very essential to harmonize the traffic plans for ASEAN delegates to have seamless movement from one place to another.

“We appeal to motorists to bear with us during the dry run because we have to undertake the necessary preparations to ensure the safety and security of our ASEAN delegates during the actual event,” he said.

He likewise called on the motoring public to take alternate routes and refrain from passing through the affected areas so as to avoid being affected by the dry run.

The routes where the convoy dry run will traverse are the southbound lanes of Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), and EDSA.

The TWG Chairperson explained that there will be full stop of traffic every time a convoy will pass through the routes but the volume of traffic will determine the duration of the stop and go scheme on each intersection.

The convoy dry run spearheaded by the TWG on Traffic Management is part of the preparations being undertaken by the Committee on Security, Peace and Order, Emergency Preparedness and Response (CSPOEPR) which is composed of 21-member agencies headed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). ###         (ASEAN SECURITY TASK FORCE PRESS RELEASE)

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