TEAM asks drivers bound for Cebu City to avoid Ouano Ave.

THE sudden closure of a south-bound lane on Ouano Ave. last Monday caused a traffic jam and provoked a warning from Mandaue City’s traffic manager.

Stay away from Ouano Ave. if you’re heading for Cebu City and don’t want to get delayed, said Glenn Antigua of the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM).

“As much as possible, avoid using Ouano Ave. for now. You can go to M.C. Briones and then Lopez Jaena if you’re going to Cebu City,” Antigua suggested. Drivers can also choose to go to M. Logarta on their way south.

Road repairs have slowed down traffic flow on Ouano Ave.

“Molikay lang sa sila kay naa gyud tay problema sa Ouano Ave. (People should just stay away from Ouano Ave. for now because we have a problem there),” said Antigua.

Last Monday, a line of vehicles stretched from Ouano Ave. all the way to Lapu-Lapu City, after the contractor in charge of the road repairs closed the lanes bound for the south, without coordinating with TEAM first.

Antigua said that the lack of a traffic plan ahead of the road closure caused more traffic congestion this week on the already-busy roads of Mandaue.

He prepared a traffic plan without waiting for the contractor, with directions for using four lanes that have already been fixed.

Two of the repaired lanes will be for north-bound vehicles, while the other two will be for those heading for Cebu City and other points south.

“Pag-abot sa Cebu City, paglabang, nananghid pud ang DPWH sa CCTO nga mag open ta portion sa ilang center island before maabot sa intersection sa Cebu International Port para makagawas ang mga sakyanan from Mandaue (The Department of Public Works and Highways will ask the Cebu City Transportation Office to open the lane near their center island before that intersection at the Cebu International Port, which vehicles from Mandaue can then use),” Antigua added.

The transportation and public works departments are some proposed infrastructure projects to decongest Metro Cebu’s roads. Plans include a fourth bridge between mainland Cebu and Mactan Island, bus systems, and either light rail or mass rail transit systems, with a Carcar to Danao line among the proposals. (JPP of Superbalita)

Source: Local News

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