Rerouting scheme set on roads leading to cemeteries-A A +A
Thursday, November 1, 2012
THE City Government will be implementing a temporary rerouting scheme in all roads going to cemeteries in Cagayan de Oro on November 1 and 2.
Councilor Alden Bacal, chair of the committee on public utility, said the temporary traffic rerouting scheme formulated by the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) is expected to ease the flow of traffic as they expect an increase in volume of vehicles going to the city’s cemeteries.
“Over the years, traffic has been a major problem in cemeteries, especially in Bulua and in Camaman-an,” Bacal said.
He said this year’s traffic rerouting scheme is almost the same as last year.
For those going to the Bulua Public Cemetery and Greenhills Memorial Park, vehicles will be allowed to enter through the Macapagal Drive from Bulua National Highway, including along Phoenix Road and Terry Hills Subdivision.
Vehicles will exit through Terry Hills road down to Apovel Subdivision then to Barangay Patag.
Bacal said they will not tolerate short cuts unless they are public utility vehicles with approved franchises plying the Scions Subdivision, Mindanao Homes, Soldiers Hill and Canitoan-Pagatpat routes.
It would be a one-side parking for light-type vehicles along Macapagal Drive, left side, facing South from the national highway to the entrance of Greenhills Memorial Park and along a 10-meter stretch from the entrance, right side facing south to Phoenix Street and as designated by the RTA.
For those going to Divine Shepherd Memorial Garden, vehicles are not allowed to park on either side along the national highway 50 meters from the entrance road.
Light-type vehicles direct to the premises of the cemetery are not allowed to left turn during peak hours to prevent congestion and queuing of vehicles along the National Highway.
Vehicles bound for Divine Shepherd may take a U-turn along the highway adjacent to a gasoline station.
For the Bolonsiri Public Cemetery, Camaman-an-Bolonsiri road junction will be closed to all vehicles, excluding service vehicles of residents living in the area recognized by barangay officials.
It would be a one-way traffic to all vehicles passing along Camaman-an Road from Hayes Street to Bolonsiri junction and leading to the Carmelite Church junction and as designated by the RTA.
Only light-type vehicles are allowed for a one-side parallel parking along Camaman-an road, including roads declared open for one-way traffic. It will be a no-parking zone along one-way streets opposite to the lane where parallel parking is allowed.
However, no parking will be permitted on either side of the road to Sitio Paglaum for free passage of motorists going to and from Barangay Indahag.
There will be no loading and unloading for all vehicles along a 10-meter stretch of the approach to Camaman-an-Bolonsiri road junctions.
But the RTA will designate the loading and unloading zone for vehicles along Camaman-an road and other streets.
Motorelas plying Camaman-an route are allowed to go on to Sitio Bontong, while those plying the other routes are only allowed to enter up to Borja Road and exit toward Carmelite Road. Its loading areas are to be determined and designated by the RTA.
For the Chinese Cemetery and Oro Garden Memorial Park, it will be a no-parking for vehicles on either side of Masterson Avenue along a 50-meter stretch from the entrance of both cemeteries.
Only vehicles of the mayor and city officials, PNP mobile patrol, military, RTA mobile patrol, mobile/official vehicle of the barangay concerned, fire trucks, City Health/Oro Alert City Rescue Group ambulance and or vehicles of the parish priest and media-marked vehicles are exempted from no-entry regulation.
Mayor Vicente Emano is calling for the cooperation of the public to observe the temporary rerouting scheme to avoid heavy traffic at the cemetery. (NJM)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on November 01, 2012.