Road inside Capitol compound to open for traffic starting Aug. 30

The Gov. M. Rosa Street, the road inside the Capitol compound from N. Escario St. to M. Velez St., will be opened to vehicular traffic starting Saturday, Aug. 30.

This is to give an alternative route to vehicles coming from N. Escario Street to M. Velez Street while the Department of Public Works and Highways continues the road improvement and widening work that has been stalled due to problems regarding some structures affected by the road project.

Engr. Alfred Tio of the JJ & J Construction & Gen. Supply that will undertake the project estimated the road work to last for 24 days barring any weather disturbance and other possible unforeseen events that might stall the project further.

This was revealed in a meeting with Provincial Engr. Hector Jamora at the latter’s office at Cebu Provincial Capitol.

Meanwhile, Cebu City Traffic Operations (Citom) Head Joy Tumulak assured the province that all of Gov. Hilario Davide III’s requests in connection with the use of the abovementioned road inside the Capitol compound are granted.

These include a one-way vehicular traffic going to M. Velez Street and for light vehicles only; deployment of Citom enforcers and police officers especially from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; opening of Capitol gates from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. only; no loading and unloading of passengers inside the Capitol compound; no blowing of horns; observance of 15 kph speed limit; and posting of corresponding traffics signs to this effect.

Traffic coming from the Guadalupe and Banawa areas to the Fuente Osmeña area have to take the V. Rama Avenue to B. Rodriguez Street route.

A dry-run of the traffic re-routing will be held on Friday, Aug. 29.