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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Alternate route for southern motorists

STARTING today until the next three to four months, Sabellano St. in Cebu City will be used as alternative route for southbound vehicles.

Engineer Roy dela Cruz, project engineer of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7, said F. Llamas St. will remain closed to traffic until they finish Phase 3 of the multi-million underpass project on N. Bacalso Ave.

Phase 3 of the project will involve excavation and installation of bored piles.

The management of Super Metro Gaisano in Barangay Mambaling allowed vehicles access to their parking lot area as an alternate route, but only until yesterday.

In a separate interview, Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) operations chief Francisco Ouano said that motorists will have to use roads in Barangay Punta Princesa to get to Sabellano St. in going south.

Twelve traffic enforcers will be deployed per shift to man traffic on F. Llamas, Macopa and Ganciang Streets.

“Our enforcers will be on duty until 11 p.m. We ask for the public to extend their patience and understanding,” Ouano said.

He said he also discussed with Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board 7 Director Ahmed Cuizon plans to use the Cebu South Coastal Road as an alternative route for public utility jeepneys bound for Talisay City, Naga and Minglanilla.

These, however, have yet to be finalized.

At the City Hall, the City Council invited DPWH and the contractor to attend an executive session on April 3 to give an update on the project’s status.

In a privilege speech yesterday, Councilor Joy Pesquera said some business establishments near the underpass construction site have been reportedly forced to either cease operation or consider closing their business because of revenue losses. (RTF)
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