Avoid routes with major road repairs

PRIVATE car owners are advised to take alternate ways away from major roads that are currently undergoing renovation works in Iloilo City.

Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) met last week with Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Iloilo City District Engineering Office (ICDEO), transport groups, and contractors to discuss and lay down traffic plan on road rehabilitation.

“Motorists are advised, if possible to avoid the said streets and take alternative routes to minimize traffic congestions. We already disseminated advisory flyers to riding public and gave them to vehicle owners at mall parking lots,” PSTMO head Jeck Conlu said.

“We were assured there’s no re-routing to PUJs but provide alternative to private vehicles to decongest the construction sites. We agreed to work on one lane at a time. And to finish within certain period provided on normal weather condition and no untoward incidents will happen,” Conlu said.

“They should also install warning devices and signages, and construction workers were trained on basic signaling for traffic management,” he added.

Reconstruction of concrete pavement along Arevalo Elementary School to Yulo Drive started July 16 to Aug. 16, 2019 and from Balay na Bato to Mohon Terminal until Dec. 22, 2019.

Also along E. Lopez St., Jaro specifically from Snap-A-Shot Café to RCBC Bank started July 16, 2019 to April 2, 2020. Vehicles from Jaro Plaza to City Proper and vice versa, may pass through Commission Civil St., Jaro or Diversion Road, Mandurriao.

Improvements from Delgado St., corner Iloilo Doctor’s Hospital to Gen. Luna St., corner University of the Philippines-Visayas will start on July 19 to October 10, 2019. (PR)


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