Expect traffic jam as private schools start classes

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Sunday, June 8, 2014


EXPECT traffic jam.

Today, June 9, marks the first day of classes for all the private schools and universities in Davao City.

Traffic Management Center officer-in-charge Superintendent Rodhelio Poliquit advised students to go to school early, as much as possible, to avoid jam-packed traffic in downtown area, particularly along McArthur Highway.

Aside from the opening of classes, the TMC also consider the ongoing repair of the Governor Generoso Bridge II.

Hence, the Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) in Matina prepare for the opening of classes today.

The TMC has requested the school to close its gates fronting McArthur Highway and disallowed loading and unloading in the area.

In a Facebook photo uploaded by Jeremy “Bong” Eliab, executive assistant to the president of AdDU, it states Gates 1, 2, and 2A will be closed the whole day.

“Entrance and Exit will be in Acacia Street in gates 3, 3A, and 4,” the advisory read.

Eliab advised private vehicles going north that will unload students to turn right in Acacia St.

He said grade school students are requested to use Gates 3, 3A, and 4, while secondary students can enter through Gates 6 and 7.

Since the TMC disallowed parking of vehicles along Acacia St., the AdDU suggested parents and guardians to use the Ateneo Parking Building.

“Since the Generoso Bridge is under repair, we expect moderate to heavy volume of vehicles near our campus. We ask everybody's patience, understanding, and cooperation,” Eliab said.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 09, 2014.

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