City extends truck ban Print
Saturday, 28 October 2017 16:05

City extends truck ban anew Mayor Beng Climaco has extended the implementation of the truck ban in certain streets during peak hours in Zamboanga City.

Climaco issued Executive Order BC 302-2017 which extended the truck ban on cargo trucks, trailers, container vans, delivery trucks, and other similar vehicles of more than five gross weight tonnage (GWT) from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Mondays to Fridays excluding holidays.

Under the executive order, these vehicles will be banned from the areas and streets of Baliwasan Chico (junction Baliwasan Seaside to junction San Jose Road – T. Castillo Road), Governor Camins Avenue, Veterans Avenue, Governor Ramos Avenue, and Zamboanga City Labuan road (junction Baliwasan  Chico to junction Suterville road) during the specified hours.

Similarly, 10-wheeler trucks and up are banned from plying the Zamboanga City Labuan road from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The same 10-wheeler trucks and up are, however, totally banned from using the Governor Alvarez street, Mayor Vitaliano Agan Avenue (Nuñez Extension street), and San Jose Road (junction Baliwasan Chico to junction Alejo Alvarez street).

The executive order provides exemptions for fuel tank, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers, trucks carrying flammable or combustible gas cylinders, Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) water tankers, refrigerated vans or immediate consumption goods, trucks carrying perishable goods, agricultural cargoes, and trucks transporting factory workers.

Exemptions will not apply to trucks that are empty or carrying empty containers.

Executive Order BC 302-1017 is an extension of the previously extended truck ban whose effectivity ended this October. The extension of the truck ban was favorably endorsed by the Zamboanga City Police (ZCPO) due to the ongoing pipe-laying project of the ZCWD, and the road widening and drainage projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

This recommendation for extension was formally adopted by the Zamboanga City Traffic Operations Management Committee (ZCTOMS) during its meeting on October 13, and concurred with by City Council.

The extended truck ban will be effective for six months, or until April 2018, unless otherwise revoked.  (Jasmine Mohammadsali)