Re-routing, road closures imposed for Araw ng Dabaw-A A +A
Monday, March 11, 2013
A RE-ROUTING scheme and road closures will be implemented for the major activities of the 76th Araw ng Dabaw starting today, Monday, until Saturday, March 16.
Based on the official Facebook account of the City Government of Davao, the roads ordered closed will be San Pedro Street (from corner Bolton St. to Crooked Road), Sta. Ana Avenue (from corner of J.P Laurel Avenue to fronting Ice Giants) and Bolton Extension (from corner San Pedro St. to Magallanes St.)
San Pedro Street (from corner Bolton St. to Crooked Road) will be closed starting Tuesday (5 p.m. to midnight); March 13 (4 p.m. to midnight); March 14 (4 p.m. to midnight); up to March 16 (2 p.m. to midnight) for the construction of San Pedro Stage, Sayaw Pinoy, Kanta Dabaw and Laban Labandz, and Pahalipay Concert, respectively.
For vehicles from corner C.M Recto Avenue and San Pedro St. going straight to San Pedro, they were advised to use C.M Recto Avenue, then left to Rizal St., then left to Ponciano St, and then right to San Pedro St.
Meanwhile, Sta. Ana Avenue (from corner of J.P Laurel Avenue to fronting Ice Giants) will be used for the ingress of Araw ng Dabaw Food Street sa Chinatown from March 14 (5 p.m. to 12mn) and the whole day of March 15-17.
Aside from being closed for Hudyakaan sa Araw ng Dabaw, which started on March 1 until March 17, Bolton Extension (from corner San Pedro St. to Magallanes St.) will be used for the Lankuban Concert (Hudyakaan Stage) on March 15 (7 p.m. to midnight).
Routes for Sayawan sa Da'n on March 15 (7 a.m. onwards) and Parada Dabawenyo on March 16 (7 a.m. to noon) were also shown in the Facebook account of the City Government of Davao.
The two events will have the same route, which will traverse from Roxas Avenue, then left C.M Recto Avenue, right to Bonifacio St., left to Pelayo St., and right to San Pedro St.
Alternate and access routes for vehicles from north part of the city to south, use J.P Laurel to Quirino Avenue, or J.P Laurel Avenue-Ponciano Street-Palma Gil Street-Camus Street-Quirino Avenue, or R.Castillo/Cabaguio-Agdao-L.Garcia-Chinatown/Quezon Boulevard.
For vehicles from south to north, drivers are advised to use Matina-Quirino Avenue-Magallanes Street-Quezon Boulevard route or Matina-Quimpo Boulevard-Quezon Boulevard.
Traffic advisories/signages will be mounted at strategic areas.
Retired Colonel Desiderio Cloribel, TMC head, said their office has already deployed around 200 traffic enforcers, including the Traffic Eagle Squad, to control the crowd and ensure public safety for motorist and commuters in the city especially on the fast approaching events.
He urged the public to follow them on Twitter @trafficdavao for latest traffic advisories.
Erwin Alparaque, assistant city administrator and chair of Parada Dabawenyo, said there are a total of 335 contingents this year.
This year's number of participants is higher than last year's 284.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 12, 2013.