How to Avoid Traffic in Edsa (Alternate Routes)

It’s the holiday season once again and we are confounded by the same problem that has continually plagued us through the years: Traffic. An annoying addition to this nuisance are long parking queues that waste our precious time- time that should otherwise be spent for buying presents and decorations. We all know how these nerve-racking hindrances, if not controlled, could result in unwanted violent verbal outbursts and deadly car collisions. None of us wants any of that.

This year, the MMDA has opened 33 additional lanes to its portfolio of Mabuhay lanes (otherwise known as Christmas lanes), which has proven to be effective in decongesting Metro Manila’s main artillery, EDSA.  Mabuhay lanes were initially introduced by its former chairman, Bayani Fernando, which in turn received a warm reception from the general public. Make no mistake; Mabuhay lanes are passable not only during the holiday season but also throughout the year.

The following is a complete list obtained from the official website of MMDA.

FOR PRIVATE VEHICLES FROM NORTH TO SOUTH:

From McArthur Highway:

-Right turn to Samson Road, C-4/Letre, R-10, A. Bonifacio, Roxas Blvd., to destination.

The North Luzon Expressway

The North Luzon Expressway

From North Luzon Expressway:

-Exit at Mindanao Avenue Access Ramp, right at Mindanao Ave., left at Congressional, right at Tandang Sora crossing Commonwealth flyover, Katipunan Avenue, C-5, to destination.

-Exit at Mindanao Ave., Access Ramp, right at Mindanao Ave., left at North Avenue, QMC, right at Kalayaan, left at Kamias rd. right at Anonas, left at Aurora Blvd., right at Katipunan Avenue, C-5, to destination.

-Exit at Mindanao Ave., Access Ramp, right at Mindanao Ave., left at North Avenue, QMC, right at Kalayaan, left at Kamias rd. right at Anonas, left at Chico St., straight to Xavierville, right at C-5, to destination.

-Straight at A. Bonifacio Ave, left at C-3, right at Banawe, left at E. Rodriguez, right at Araneta Ave., right at Aurora Blvd., right at Magsaysay Blvd., left at Nagtahan – P. Quirino Ave., left at South Super Highway to destination.

-Straight at A. Bonifacio Ave, take Mayon Ave. to Welcome Rotunda, then to destination.

-Straight at A. Bonifacio, take Mayon Ave., right at Dapitan St. or P. Florentino, left at A. Maceda, right at F. Fajardo, left at V.G. Cruz, right at Lardizabal, left at Dela Fuente, right at R. Magsaysay Blvd., Nagtahan to P. Quirino, left at South Super Highway to destination.

From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA):

-Turn right at West Ave., right at Quezon Ave., U-turn near Magbanua, right at Timog, right at T. Morato, right at E. Rodriguez, left at Gilmore, right at N. Domingo, left at Pinaglabanan, right at P. Guevarra, left at L. Mencias, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Nueve de Pebrero, Maysilo, Francisco, Mandaluyong Makati Bridge to destination.

-Turn right at West Ave., right at Quezon Ave., U-turn near Magbanua, right Sct. Reyes, take Umbel Bridge, left at Dona Rodriguez, right at N. Domingo, left at Pinaglabanan, right at P. Guevarra, left at L. Mencias, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Nueve de Pebrero, Maysilo, Francisco, Mandaluyong Makati Bridge to destination.

-Turn right at West Ave., right to Del Monte Ave., left at Sto. Domingo or Biak na Bato, right at Amoranto, left at Banawe or D. Tuazon, right at Maria Clara or Dapitan to destination.

-Turn right at Mo. Ignacia, left at Timog Ave., right at T. Morato, right at E. Rodriguez, left at Gilmore, right at N. Domingo, left at Pinaglabanan, right at P. Guevarra, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Nueve de Pebrero, Maysilo, Francisco, Mandaluyong Makati Bridge to destination.

-Turn right at Kamuning left at T. Morato, right at E. Rodriguez, left at Gilmore, right at N. Domingo, left at Pinaglabanan, right at P. Guevarra, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Nueve de Pebrero, Maysilo, Francisco, Mandaluyong Makati Bridge to destination.

-Turn right at Shaw Blvd. left at Nueve de Pebrero, Maysilo, Francisco, Mandaluyong Makati Bridge to destination.

-Turn right to Madison, right to Pinoeer past EDSA – Boni tunnel, right to Pinatubo, left to Cordillera, left to Arayat, go down Nueve de Pebrero, right to S. Laurel (one-way), left to Shaw Blvd., right to Ideal, left to McColough, right to A. Mabini (one-way), left to Wilson to San Juan area, then to destination.

The South Super Highway

The South Super Highway

From Pasig Rosario to South Super Highway:

-From Ortigas Ave. ext., take U-turn at Rosario Bridge, right at Dr. Sixto Antonio Ave., right at Vargas bridge to C-5 to destination.

-From Ortigas Ave. ext., take U-turn at Rosario Bridge, right at Dr. Sixto Antonio Ave., right at Vargas bridge to Pasig Blvd., left at Shaw Blvd., left at Pioneer, straight to EDSA – Boni bridge, right at Barangka drive, then take Barangka – Estrella bridge to Makati area to destination.

-From Ortigas Ave. ext., take U-turn at Rosario Bridge, right at C. Raymundo, Bagong Ilog to C-5 to destination.

From Quezon City to Makati:

-Take N. Domingo, left to Blumentritt – Kalentong, left at Manalo St., left at Manalo St., right at Mariano St., right at L. Mencias, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Nueve de Pebrero/Martinez, Maysilo, Sgt. Bumatay or San Francisco Mandaluyong Makati Bridge or Barangka Drive Estrella Bridge to destination.

-From E. Rodriguez, left at Matimyas – Plaza Noli to Fajardo, left at V.G. Cruz, right at Lardizabal, left at Dela Fuente, right at R. Magsaysay Blvd., Nagtahan to P. Quirino, left at South Super Highway to destination.

From Mandaluyong to Makati:

-From Shaw Blvd., right at Acacia Lane, right at F. Ortigas, left at Boni Ave., Maysilo to destination.

 

FOR PRIVATE VEHICLES FROM SOUTH TO NORTH

From Coastal Road Expressway: Straight at Roxas blvd to R10 right at C4, Samson road to destination.

The South Luzon Expressway

The South Luzon Expressway

From South Luzon Expressway: Exit to C-5, Katipunan, Tandang Sora Ave., U-turn at Congressional, right to Mindanao Ave., to destination.

-From Pres.Osmeña highway, right turn to P. Quirino, Nagtahan, right at Magsaysay Blvd. left at C3 Araneta Ave. right at A. Bonifacio to destination.

-From Pres. Osmeña Highway, right at P. Quirino to Nagtahan, to A. H. Lacson right at S. H. Loyola, left at M. De la Fuente then right at Piy Margal or Nicanor Roxas to Mayon/D. Tuazon to destination.

-From Pres. Osmeña Highway, right at P. Quirino to Nagtahan, to A. H. Lacson right at S. H. Loyola , right at V. G. Cruz, left at G. Tuazon straight to Bayani road ,left at Cordillera st., right at E. Rodriguez to destination.

From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA):

-Turn left to Pasay Road then turn right to Makati Ave. straight to Makati – Mandaluyong Bridge right at Fancisco, Maysilo to M. Martines Ave., straight to Gomezvill, straight to Hoover to Wilson left at Ortigas Ave./ Granada, right at Aurora Blvd. then left Hemady, right at E. Rodriguez , left at Tomas Morato left at Timog Ave. then right at Quezon Ave to QMC right at Visayas Ave. left at congressional Ave. right at Mindanao Ave. to destination.

-Turn left to Pasay Road then turn right to Makati Ave. straight to Makati – Mandaluyong Bridge right at Francisco, Maysilo, to M. Martines Ave., straight to Gomezvill, straight to Hoover to Wilson left at Ortigas Ave./ Granada, Hemady, right at E. Rodriguez , left at Tomas Morato right at Kamuning / Kamias to destination.

-Turn right at Kalayaan Ave, straight to C. P. Garcia Ave (C5) to destination.

-Take Estrella flyover to Rockwell, straight to barangka Drive – Estrella Bridge to Mandaluyong area to destination.

-From Makati Area take Makati Mandaluyong Bridge right at Francisco, Maysilo, Nueve de Pebrero left at Shaw Blvd. to destination.

From P. Guevarra to San Juan Makati:

From P. Guevarra turn left to Ortega, turn right to Pilar turn left to Calderon turn right to Lee turn right to S. Laurel, turn left to Shaw, turn right to Old Wack Wack road (one way), turn left at Nueve de Febrero, go straight down Arayat, turn right to Dansalan. Turn left at Boni turn right at Lions Road, turn right at EDSA, turn right to Guadalupe (ilalim) to destination.

From Buendia to San Juan:

-From Buendia left to N. Garcia, straight to Antipolo right to S. Osmeña, right to P. Gomez right to Zamora, right to Makati – Mandaluyong Bridge, right to Coronado, right to San Francisco, right to circle (Maysilo), right to F. Martinez, straight to Gomezville, straight to Hoover, cross to Wilson to San Juan to destination.

 

TO DIVISORIA:

From A. H. Lacson Ave: Left at Tayuman Street then left at Dagupan Street to Divisoria.

From R-10:

-Take C-2 Capulong then right at Dagupan Street to Divisoria.

-Take Moriones Street then right at Dagupan Street to Divisoria.

-Take Claro M. Recto Street to Divisoria.

From Caloocan: Take Juan Luna Street to Divisoria.

 

TO GREENHILLS, SAN JUAN CITY:

From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA):

-Turn right at Banahaw street, right at Makiling, left at Benitez then straight at St. Joseph, left at Ortigas Ave to Greenhills Shopping Center.

-Turn right at Annapolis, right at Eisenhower then left at Club Filipino to ortigas Ave. to Greenhills Shopping Center.

-Turn right at Connecticut to Ortigas Ave. to Greenhills Shopping Center.

 

TO BACLARAN, PARANAQUE CITY:

From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA):

-Take EDSA – Tramo flyover then right at Andrews Avenue straight to Airport road, right at Roxas Blvd. take Service road to Redemptorist.

From Manila Area:

-Take Roxas Blvd. turn right at EDSA take U-turn then right at Roxas Blvd. then take u-turn near Airport road, take Service road to Redemptorist.

 

TO CARRIEDO, MANILA  CITY:

From Manila Area:

-From Taft Ave., take Ayala Blvd., left at Carlos Palanca (Echague), to Carriedo St.

-From Padre Burgos, take Jones Bridge, left at Muelle del Blanco National to Plaza Lacson to Carriedo.

 

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