Celso orders traffic rerouting for Fiesta PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 October 2011 16:14

In order to mitigate potential traffic congestion during the crucial dates of the Hermosa Festival, Mayor Celso Lobregat has declared certain roads as one-way, no-entry, no-right-turn, no-exit-point and walk-in streets.

From 12 noon of October 8until the 12 noon of October 13, N.S Valderrosa Street from its junctions with Don P. Lorenzo Street to its junction with Pettit Barracks, from West to East will be declared as One-Way Street, including Pettit Barracks from its junction with Valderrosa Street to its junction with Gen. Vicente Alvarez Street, from South to North; Capt. F Marcos Street from its junction of Valderrosa Street to its junction with Gen. Vicente Alvarez Street, from South to North; Rizal Street from the corner of Pettit Barracks to Corcuerra Street, from East to West; and Villalobos Street from the corner of Gen. V. Alvarez Street to its junction with Valderrosa Street from North to South.

Executive Order No. CL-421-2011 also declares the area at Valderrosa Street fronting National Museum to its junction with Sta. Barbara and from Fort Pilar up to the Department of Justice building to be a No-Entry street.

From Corcuerra Street to Valderrosa Street and from Villalobos to Valderosa Street, motorists will not be allowed to take a right turn.

Starting October 9, Sunday, at 6:00 AM, the junction of Valderrosa Street and Pettit Barracks will be declared as No-Entry and No-Exit Point except for public conveyances plying the public market to include the Public Utility jitneys from Rio Hondo and private or government vehicles with car passes signed by Mayor Celso Lobregat and authorized representative from the Archdiocese of Zamboanga.

Legionnaire Road from its junction with Veterans Avenue up to the Fort Pilar Shrine area will also be designated as No-Entry and No-exit Point Street.

With the same timeline as the above, the corner of Pettit Barracks Road up to the Fort Pilar Shrine and the corner of Legionnaire Road and Sta. Barbara going to the Shrine will be tagged as Walk-in streets.

The Traffic Unit of the Zamboanga Police Office together with the Traffic Aides of the City are directed to make sure that the mentioned rerouting and designations will be followed accordingly so as to avoid traffic jam and disorderliness during the crucial stage of the festival where people are expected to converge.

Mayor Lobregat also sent a directive to the barangay officials who has jurisdiction over the mentioned streets to facilitate the smooth compliance of the order.
Fiesta Hermosa 2011 kicked off October 1st and will lead up to October 12 the feast day of Nuestra Senora La Virgen del Pilar. — Richard Aliangan