THE Bacolod City Council approved the 60-day traffic experiment of the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) within the Ayala Street in North and South Capitol Road starting Monday, November 26.
Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said Thursday, November 22, that the 60-day experimental period, which was requested by BTAO head Superintendent Luisitio Acebuche, was approved during the regular session on Wednesday, November 21.
He said Acebuche’s request is for the re-routing one-way traffic scheme and extension for the route of public utility jeepney (PUJ).
The affected PUJs are plying Bata-Libertad; Mandalagan-Libertad; Fortune Towne/Homesite-Central Market; Sum-ag/Alijis/Pta. Taytay/Airport Subdivision-Central Market; Banago-Libertad; and vans to south terminal, airport, and seaport.
The experiment will be until January 24, 2019.
On November 18, Acebuche held a meeting with various transport groups for the re-routing of PUJs for the opening of Ayala Mall-Capitol Lagoon in December.
Acebuche said that most of the affected PUJs are those plying Bata/Mandalagan-Central Market because of the extension of PUJs coming from the south and east portion of Bacolod.
He said there would be a one-way along selected streets which PUJs from the south would not turn at the San Sebastian Cathedral, instead they would go straight to Gatuslao then left to South Capitol Lagoon, where the Ayala Mall is situated, then take a left at San Juan Street all the way back to original destination.
“We will ensure that there will be no obstruction in the Burgos-Gatuslao streets during the experimental period,” he added. (MAP)