Sta. Maria traffic rerouting extended up to June 30 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 June 2014 12:16

The traffic rerouting scheme implemented in Gov. Ramos Avenue in Sta. Maria due to a road rehabilitation project from May 10-31has been extended from June 2- June 30.

A project of the District Engineer’s Office (DEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the project covers a total length of 593 linear meters and is implemented by private contractor RMS Builder and Supply. The work entails the asphalt overlay of 50mm thick, installation of pavement markings and reblocking of approach slab of Sta. Maria bridge.

Executive Order BC 57-2014 extends the duration of the effectivity of EO. BC 53-2014 issued last May 16 rerouting of traffic and temporary declaring a section of Sta. Maria-Gov. Ramos Avenue, a “One way Street” from its junction with Sta. Maria road to its junction with Tumaga road from June 2- 30 regarding road rehabilitation of Sta. Maria-Gov. Ramos intersection.

The issuance of the executive order by Mayor Beng Climaco was requested by the Office of the District Engineer and favourably recommended by the City Administrator’s Office given the effects of the implementation of the project on vehicular traffic in the area.

Based on the order, all motor vehicles coming from Sta. Maria road shall not be allowed to enter Sta. Maria-Gov. Ramos Avenue in going to Tumaga but all motor vehicles coming from Tumaga road may be allowed to enter STa. Maria Gov. Ramos Avenue., but shall be advised to use the right lane portion in going to Sta. Maria.

The contractor of the project is directed to field personnel to assist in the traffic management of the road with adequate and appropriate road signages.

The Acting City Police Director through the City Police Traffic Unit is directed to strictly implement the executive order to efficiently and effectively address the traffic situation.

Traffic aides of the City Government are tasked to assist the Zamboanga City Police Office in implementing the directive and that the City Administrator’s Office is directed to ensure the compliance of the said order. — Sheila Covarrubias