Capitol implements traffic measures inside compound

The Cebu Provincial Government released its directional map to ensure a smooth traffic inside the Capitol Compound.

The map indicates parking and traffic plans as clearance operation at the Baex building is ongoing to pave the way for the construction of the 20-storey Resource Center, which broke ground on Feb. 18.

Cebu Gov. Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale led the groundbreaking ceremony of the P1.3 billion project that will house frontline services of allied government agencies and state-of-the-art disaster response machines.

Provincial General Services Office (PGSO) Chief Jone Siegfried Sepe urged Capitol clients and visitors to observe the traffic plan and to be guided of the current locations of the different establishments and offices in the compound.

Sepe assured that all Capitol clients and visitors will have proper parking spaces despite the ongoing works on the project.

“Capitol visitors need not worry about parking spaces as we are continuing to implement the same traffic procedure even before the construction of the new building. We have designated parking spaces for clients and employees. Just be guided with our maps mounted within the compound. Our security guards will be there to guide you,” Sepe said.

The map shows the direction of traffic within the compound starting from the main entrance on Escario St. up to the designated exit areas.

Capitol clients and visitors are allowed to park in the designated areas within the lawn of the former prosecutor’s office and within the area of the IBP building. Capitol employees can park within the area near the PGSO warehouse, former provincial prosecutors’ office building, legislative lawn, including the back portion of the former Palace of Justice building.

Capitol department heads and red plate vehicles are advised to use the basketball court in the Capitol Eastwing along M. Velez St. Visitors with direct transactions at the Governor’s Office can park within the reserve area at the executive building.

Motorcycles have three parking zones. The front lawn and west side lawn of the former Palace of Justice building and in the eastside portion of the Palace near M. Velez St.

The Capitol’s main entrance can be accessed 24 hours, while the main exit along Escario St. will be opened from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The exit area along the legislative building is open from 8 a.m. up to 7 p.m., and will direct motorist to a short-cut to M. Velez St. or to Osmeña Boulevard. The exit along B. Court will only be opened from 5 p.m. up to 7 p.m. and can also provide passageway going to M. Velez St.

Sepe also reminds motorists to take note of the one-way and two-way traffic signs placed in strategic areas of the compound to ensure a smooth flow of traffic while transacting business at the Capitol.

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