S. Osmeña to have speed limit

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014


THE Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) will be implementing a speed limit on the newly-concreted S. Osmeña Blvd.
This is because after officials reopened it early morning yesterday, some of the vehicles using the road had a “drag race,” said Citom operations division head Joy Tumulak.

In an interview, Tumulak said the newly-concreted road was opened to the public around 6:37 a.m. yesterday, five months after it was closed to pave the way for the Department of Public and Works and Highways’ (DPWH) road concreting project.
Tumulak said the new and wider road has eased the traffic along S. Osmeña Blvd., particularly from the Cebu South Coastal Road tunnel to the north.

“Ang problem lang nga amo na-observe is naay gyuy motorists nga magpakusog og dagan. Murag ga-drag race. Nabag-uhan tingali kay lapad ang dan ug hamis (The problem is that the newly-paved road inspired others to race),” he said.

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40 kms.

Tumulak said Citom is implementing a speed limit in the area, which is 20 to 40 kms. per hour.

“Among giawhag ang mga motorists nga di lang magpalabi og kusog og dagan kay delikado sa disgrasya. Para ra man sad na sa ilang safety (We urged people to slow down),” he said.

Slow down

Tumulak said there is a need for vehicles to slow down because there is an intersection at J. Luna Ave. corner S. Osmeña Blvd.
He said Citom asks the public to follow the warning signs along the road.

Speed guns

Tumulak saidh they cannot apprehend violators of speed limit yet because they lack speed guns.

They will, however, deploy traffic enforcers in the area to monitor the vehicles, he said.

Tumulak said that along with the opening of the newly-concreted road, the DPWH also started yesterday the road concreting works on the other side of S. Osmeña.

Because of this, vehicular traffic from the north going to the south are diverted to J. Briones and J. de Veyra Sts.
Tumulak said that this has caused heavy but manageable traffic. He said Citom deployed almost 10 traffic personnel in the area.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 13, 2014.

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