Manila closes roads starting Jan 8 for the Feast of the Black Nazarene

The annual Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila will be happening on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. The Feast, which involves the Traslacion – the reenactment of the Black Nazarene’s transfer from its original shrine in Intramuros to Quiapo Church – attracts millions of devotees from all over the country.

As such, several roads in the City of Manila will be closed starting Monday, January 8, 2024, to vehicular traffic. This year’s Traslacion will be happening for the first time since the pandemic.

Look: Manila road closures for the 2024 Feast of the Black Nazarene image

According to the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB), starting January 8, at 9:00 PM until Tuesday, January 9, the following roads are closed to vehicles:

  1. Stretch of Bonifacio Drive from Anda Circle to P. Burgos Ave.
  2. Katigbak Drive and South Drive (One Lane Accessible to Manila Hotel and H20 Hotel
  3. Stretch of Roxas Blvd. from Katigbak to U.N. Ave.
  4. Stretch of P. Burgos from Roxas Blvd. to Jones, McArthur, and Quezon Bridge.
  5. Stretch of Finance Rd. from P. Burgos Ave. to Taft Ave.
  6. Stretch of Ma. Orosa St. from TM. Kalaw to P. Burgos Ave.
  7. Stretch of Taft Ave. from U.N. Ave. to P. Burgos Ave.
  8. Stretch of Romualdez St. from U.N Ave. to Ayala Blvd.
  9. Stretch of Ayala Ave. from Taft Ave. to Romualdez St.
  10. Stretch of C. Palanca St. from P. Casal to Plaza Lacson
  11. Stretch of P. Casal St. from C. Palanca to Arlegui St.
  12. Stretch of Legarda St. from CM. Recto Ave. to Arlegui St.
  13. Stretch of Quezon Bivd. from Fugoso St to Quezon Bridge
  14. Westbound Lane España BIvd. from P. Campa to Lerma St.

Look: Manila road closures for the 2024 Feast of the Black Nazarene image

Rerouting of vehicles are as follows:

All vehicles traveling southbound of Mel Lopez Blvd. (R-10) going to Roxas Blvd. shall turn left to Capulong St., straight to Yuseco St. to Lacson Ave. to point of destination. (old truck route)

All vehicles traveling southbound of Rizal Ave. intending to utilize McArthur Bridge going to south area, shall turn left to CM. Recto Ave., left to Legarda St., to point of destination.

All vehicles traveling southbound of A. Mendoza St. going to Quezon BIvd., shall turn right to Fugoso St., to Rizal Ave., to point of destination.

All vehicles traveling westbound lane of España Blvd. going to Quezon Blvd., shall turn left to N. Reyes St., to CM. Recto Ave., to point of destination

All vehicles traveling southbound of J. Abad Santos Ave./R. Regente going to Intramuros Area., shall turn right to San Fernando St., left to Madrid St., left to Mulle. Dela Industria to Binondo-Intramuros Bridge to A.

Soriano Ave. to point of destination or take Juan Luna St., right to Muelle Dela Industria to Binondo-Intramuros Bridge.

Look: Manila road closures for the 2024 Feast of the Black Nazarene image

Vehicle re-routing routes are as follows:

All vehicles coming from A. Mabini St. intending to utilize TM. Kalaw Ave., shall turn right to U.N. Ave., straight to P. Guanzon St. to Mabini Bridge to point of destination.

All vehicles coming from Ma. Orosa St. intending to utilize TM. Kalaw Ave., shall turn right to U.N. Ave., straight to P. Guazon St. to Mabini Bridge to point of destination.

All vehicles traveling northbound of Taft Ave. going to P. Burgos Ave., shall turn right to U.N. Ave., straight to P. Guanzon St. to Mabini

Bridge to point of destination.

All light vehicles traveling northbound of Roxas Blvd. going to P. Burgos Ave. shall turn right to U.N. Ave., straight to P. Guanzon St. to Mabini Bridge to point of destination.

All Trucks and Trailers traveling northbound of Roxas Blvd. going to Mel Lopez Blvd. (Pier Area shall turn right to Pres. Quirino Ave., to Mabini Bridge to point of destination. (old Truck Route)

All Trucks and Trailers traveling northbound of Osmeña Highway going to Mel Lopez Blvd. (Pier Area) shall turn right to Pres Quirino Ave., to Mabini Bridge to point of destination.

You may plan your travels accordingly.