THE Zamboanga City Administrator’s Office is currently conducting series of consultations with village officials, police and other stakeholders relative to the proposed “one-way” traffic scheme prior to the issuance of an executive order by the mayor.

City Administrator Marie Angelique Go said the first round of consultation was conducted about two weeks ago among people that would be affected by the plan.

Go said that another consultation was held Monday afternoon, February 20, at the convention center of the Centro Latino.

Based on the plan, certain streets leading to the west coast will be declared one way, no left turn and no right turn in view of the ongoing pipe laying project of the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD).

Go said the planned “one-way” scheme was recommended by the traffic division of the local police in a bid to address the worsening traffic problems in areas within the seven-kilometer radius of this city compounded by the ongoing road diggings of the ZCWD for its pipe-laying project.

She added the proposal had already been discussed and approved by the Zamboanga City Traffic Operations Management Committee level.

In the meantime, the proposal was forwarded to the City Legal Office for review of any technicalities and legal restrictions before the chief executive signs the order, implementing the “one-way” scheme on major thoroughfares in this city. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)