Public told: Expect heavy traffic-A A +A
Saturday, August 17, 2013
THE Traffic Management Center (TMC) is expecting a moderate to heavy traffic during the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan and Pamulak Kadayawan, which will be held Saturday and Sunday in Davao City.
The City Council on August 6 approved under suspended rules the Ordinances 011-13 and 014-13, which allow re-routing and road closures for August 17 and 18.
Abude also said the motorists should already know their route when going to downtown so that they will not add to any traffic jam.
"The traffic may be caused by motorists who keep on stopping since they are undecided on where to pass and what route they should take. That is why our traffic enforcers will be there to remind them on what roads are closed or passable," Abude said.
Apart from the re-routing of the roads in the downtown area, TMC is also expecting traffic on places where there would be an influx of people, including the Hudyakaan in Roxas Ave., and some bars in the city, including the Matina Town Square.
For Indak-indak sa Kadalanan, the route will start from San Pedro St., to C.M Recto Avenue, left to Roxas Avenue, then left to C. Bangoy St., to Crooked Road, to San Pedro St.
These roads are ordered closed from 4 a.m. onwards Saturday, August 17.
The TMC said the potential conflict areas are in Quirino Avenue, Magallanes St., and Quezon Blvd.
For the Pamulak Kadayawan on Sunday, vehicles are not allowed to pass through the route of the parade from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The parade will traverse from Roxas Avenue to C.M Recto Street, turn right to Bonifacio St., left to Pelayo St., then left to San Pedro St.
The conflict areas are in Palma Gil St., Camus St., Quirino Avenue, Magallanes St., and Quezon Blvd.
During the duration of the two activities, the TMC advised motorists from the north to pass through J.P Laurel Avenue, to Quirino Avenue, to McArthur Highway; or from J.P Laurel, to R. Castillo St., to Leon Garcia St., to Quezon Blvd., to Quimpo Blvd., to McArthur Highway; or from J.P Laurel Ave., to Cabaguio, to L. Garcia St., to Quezon Blvd., to Quimpo Blvd., to McArthur Highway.
For vehicles from the south, motorists are advised to traverse from McArthur Highway, to Quirino Ave., to J.P Laurel Ave.; or from McArthur Highway, to Magallanes, to Quezon Blvd.; or from McArthur Highway, to Quimpo Blvd., to Quezon Blvd.
Senior Superintendent Ronald dela Rosa, Davao City Police Office (DCPO) chief, earlier said that any vehicle seen parked along the parade routes will also be towed, adding they will start the zero parking on the night of August 16.
Dionisio Abude, TMC chief, said he will assign personnel in restricted parking areas to monitor and control any traffic congestion.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 17, 2013.