Beng orders Tumaga Rd 1-way, closes Pasonanca-Jardin road PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 May 2015 10:22

By VIC LARATO

Mayor Beng Climaco has issued an executive order naming as one-way the Tumaga-Lunzuran Road, otherwise known as Sun Street, from its junction with Tumaga-Luyahan Road to the entrance gate of Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s High School Campus in Tumaga.

The executive order (BC116-2015) was issued on May 15 to effectively and efficiently address traffic congestion on said road following the transfer of the ADZU Elementary Department from its main campus at Pilar Street to its Tumaga campus.

The one-way street, however, will only be enforced from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays (Mondays to Fridays) starting June 1 until the 30th of September, this year.

Under the mayor’s order, all vehicles coming from Barangay Tumaga going to ADZU High School Campus shall use Sun Street, Tumaga-Lunzuran Road, and to exit to Lunzuran Road leading back to the city proper. Exempted to observe the one-way hours are vehicles responding to emergency situations such as ambulances, fire trucks, police and military vehicles.

All other vehicles from Lunzuran and the east coast barangays may use the Lunzuran-Tumaga Road in going to ADZU High School Campus but should go beyond the school’s entrance gate and shall exit to Tumaga-Lunzuran-Putik Road.

The city police director, the barangay tanod of both Tumaga and Lunzuran through their chairmen have been director coordinate the implementation of EO BC116-2015 just as the city administrator and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management office were instructed to ensure compliance of the order.

Meanwhile, Mayor Climaco has issued another executive order temporarily closing to vehicular traffic the road fronting the Barangay Hall in Pasonanca towards the junctions of Jardin Maria Clara Lobregat’s entrance and Pasonanca public swimming pools.

The temporary closure will start from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. to give way to the nightly fonda dubbed “Alegria na Pasonanca” from May 23 to 31 in honor of the feast of Pasonanca patron the Holy Trinity on May 31.

In her EO BC117-2015 issued on May 18, Climaco decreed that private and public vehicles may use the Pasonanca Road via Pasonanca Deep in going to Km 7, Upper Pasonanca or through the unnamed road at the back of the Barangay Hall via the public swimming pools in going to Km 7, Upper Pasonanca or to Pasonanca campsite.

Vehicles from Upper Pasonanca going to the city proper, on the other hand, may use the Pasonanca main road passing through Jardin Maria Clara complex down to Pasonanca Elementary School.

The barangay tanod of Pasonanca through the chairman and the city police director through Police Station No. 7 have been directed to ensure implementation of the order, while the city administrator and the CDRRMO were instructed to supervise the enforcement and compliance of the same.— Vic Larato