MMDA to clear Roxas Blvd. service road of obstructions

Stalls, bollards and unauthorized signages in the service road will also be dismantled by MMDA personnel.

MANILA — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is set to continue its clearing operations along Roxas Blvd.’s service road up to TM Kalaw Ave., as part of efforts to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

In a news release, MMDA General Manager Thomas Orbos said they intend to clear the 6-kilometer stretch of the service road from Baclaran to TM Kalaw following their successful clearing of illegal structures and terminals at the Baclaran area.

MMDA officials and personnel will sweep the service road from Vito Cruz up to TM Kalaw after consulting business establishments and government offices in the area.

Orbos said owners and operators along the service road have already been advised that illegally parked vehicles will be towed by the MMDA personnel or by accredited towing firms.

Road obstructions such as stalls, bollards and unauthorized signages will also be dismantled by MMDA personnel.

“Like what we did in Baclaran, we had informed them that the service road should be cleared of obstruction to allow the unhampered flow of traffic. They have no choice but to comply,” said Orbos.

He attributed the successful clearing operations in Baclaran to a series of coordination and consultations with various stakeholders in the area, including the barangays and local chief executives concerned, to prevent any untoward incident and ensure that clearing operations would be smooth.

“We have been informing them of President Duterte’s directive to decongest not only Roxas Blvd. but also the rest of the roads and streets in Metro Manila to ease the traffic condition,” Orbos stated.

Motorists can now use the four lanes of the service road from Vito Cruz up to TM Kalaw with all the road obstructions and structures cleared.