Expect nightmarish traffic around Cogon and Carmen Markets this Christmas season as City Hall has allowed Night Market operations from 6PM to 5AM daily until December 31, 2019. Because of this, a temporary traffic re-routing scheme during the period is now being implemented for PUJs plying both Markets.
As shown below, beginning at 6PM, basically almost all jeepneys are re-routed to peripheral streets in Cogon such as Mortola, Roxas and Aguinaldo Streets. Commuters will have to walk a couple of blocks to reach Cogon Market. The RED colored streets will be closed to traffic during that period.
A couple of days ago, a commotion between traffic enforcers and vendors occurred after vendors started displaying in the streets at 5:00PM, an hour earlier than the agreed start of Night Market.
Meanwhile, only single lane road closure of the perimeter roads around Carmen Market during the same period.
Read Executive Order 231-2019A below.