BTAO Appeals Public Patience for Heavy Traffic Due to Series of Road Excavation
Almost all over the city the traffic congestion is escalating nowadays. This is because of the series of road excavations for drainage and road improvements.
Supt. Luisito Acebuche, head of the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) appreciates the courtesy of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for having coordinated with BTAO to make the public aware of traffic problems in areas where there are excavations or infrastructure works, and that traffic will be managed. In areas where BACIWA has repair jobs, there is also traffic problem because it is not coordinated with BTAO. No reaction from BACIWA as of press time.
Acebuche also announced some traffic closures or rerouting in some areas. From 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. there is one way traffic only from the Circumferentail road to Homesite. Also from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in going to Homesite.
Also, there is on-going dry run for one week, the one way traffic starts at 6:30 a.m. instead at 6:45 a.m., and St. Scholastica School opens its gate at 3 p.m.
There is another traffic in Mandalagan area because there is excavation at Buri road. Hence, truck ban is implemented 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7p.m. Traffic enforcers are on guard at various stations to implement the truck ban in the intersections in Sum-ag, Murcia, Coke-Mansilingan, and near airport going to Silay City. Violators will be fined P1,000.
Acebuche added that there will be additional street lights to be installed by the city government in Las Palmas, Circumferential Road, Lizares Avenue, 6th Street, and Abuanan.*