No-left-turn imposed in Ban-Tal area-A A +A
Monday, June 30, 2014
CITY Hall started implementing yesterday a no-left-turn policy in the Banilad-Talamban area to decongest traffic there.
Joy Tumulak, traffic operations head of Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom), said Country Mall, Iskina Paradise and University of San Carlos (USC)-Talamban Campus (TC) are the areas where the policy was enforced starting 6 last night.
Tumulak said that a vehicle can no longer turn left going to Country Mall and must make a U-turn under the flyover in Banilad if they want to get there.
Tumulak said the USC-TC will also be affected by the policy.
He said that if the vehicle wishes to enter the campus it must first pass Cabancalan and make a U-turn at the National Power Corp. (NPC) before it can proceed to the school.
Tumulak said there will be more changes in Banilad for traffic decongestion.
Mayor Michael Rama also said there are plans to construct sidewalks in Talamban, which means all sidewalk structures will have to go.
Rama also plans to widen the roads and the intersection in the area.
After manning the traffic near USC-TC, Rama said he will have a board meeting with Citom to discuss plans for the area.
Rama said he will also meet with the Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Engineering and Public Works and Technical Education and Skills Authority, whose offices are fenced in an area along Salinas Drive.
Tumulak asked from the public patience about the new policy.
“Bahalag layo’g tuyokan basta kusog and dagan (There will be no problem as long traffic is smooth),” Tumulak said. (Zash Del Pilar, USJ-R Masscom Intern)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 01, 2014.