Traf­fic

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mea­sures will be im­ple­mented dur­ing the lantern fes­ti­val to avoid traf­fic grid­locks which have been plagu­ing Jose Abad San­tos Av­enue (JASA) for sev­eral con­sec­u­tive week­ends now.

Cas­tro said that the hol­i­day rush is re­ally just around the cor­ner but the work­ing com­mit­tee will be dou­bling their ef­forts to man­age the flow of traf­fic to and from the venue.

He dis­closed that the City Traf­fic Man­age­ment Of­fice (CTMO) will be on full force to man and man­age traf­fic and will be aug­mented by the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice.

A rerout­ing scheme has been set to en­sure smooth flow of traf­fic, Cas­tro added.

He noted that ve­hi­cles go­ing to SM City Pam­panga will be re­quired to use the East Gate Cen­ter road and pro­ceed to Barangay La­gundi be­fore mak­ing a U-turn.

He stressed that des­ig­nat­ing a U-turn be­tween the two gi­ant malls will fur­ther slow down ve­hi­cles and may cause the an­tic­i­pated traf­fic jams.

He added that the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee and the city govern­ment will be co­or­di­nat­ing with the lo­cal govern­ment of Mex­ico to en­sure that the roads that will be uti­lized will be cleared and not ob­structed by parked ve­hi­cles or other equip­ment.

Cas­tro also dis­closed that all types of trucks will also be pro­hib­ited from pass­ing by JASA and will be di­rected to the old road in Barangay San Jose her e.

The CTMO will also be ap­pre­hend­ing ve­hi­cles that are il­le­gally parked along the ma­jor thor­ough­fare as well as pub­lic util­ity ve­hi­cles that are load­ing and un­load­ing in un­des­ig­nated ar­eas.

“One of our ma­jor con­cerns is ‘yung traf­fic kasi tay­ong la­hat tata­maan dito. We are do­ing our best to man­age it at sana tu­lun­gan din tayo ng pub­lic,” he said.

The ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee also ad­vised those who would watch the lantern fes­ti­val at 6:00 pm to come ear­lier to avoid be­ing stuck in the traf­fic and ex­pe­ri­ence in­con­ve­niences.

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