TACLOBAN CITY – The Tacloban City Government under Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez will implement a new traffic scheme in the Central Business District, starting on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
In a traffic advisory, the city government said the implementation of the new traffic management and re-routing scheme is aimed at easing traffic along roads within the downtown area.
Under the new traffic scheme to be implemented by the Traffic Operations, Management, Enforcement, and Control Office (TOMECO) in coordination with Taskforce Kanhuraw, streets formerly designated as one-way will be opened to two-way traffic such as M. H. Del Pilar, Sto. Nino and Paterno Streets.
As part of the recommendation of the Traffic Management Study conducted by the UP National Center for Traffic Studies (UPNCTS), motor cabs for hire (MCH) will be restricted to enter the following streets: Justice Romualdez, J.P Rizal Avenue, Avenida Veteranos and Real.
The truck ban ordinance will be strictly enforced such that trucks and other large vehicles covered by the ordinance will only be allowed to enter the downtown area only through Real Street.
To inform the motorists of the new traffic scheme Traffic advisory signages will be installed in strategic areas disclosed the TOMECO.
Meantime, the 10 installed hybrid system of traffic lights with cameras in city intersections, will have its dry-run prior to the implementation of the traffic scheme.
Dry runs have been scheduled for Thursday and Friday this week.
As part of the scheduled implementation of the new traffic scheme, members of the traffic enforcement team are currently undergoing basic traffic training.
The UP-NCTS study is part of the city government’s initiative to come up with a professional and scientific approach to solve the emerging traffic woes of the city.