The years long of agony for the traffic capital of Cebu is finally seeing a much-needed improvement with the implementation of the new traffic schemes that started on January 14.
Now, traffic build-up has eased up and there is a continuous flow of traffic even during rush hours on the national highway in Minglanilla & Talisay, southern Cebu.
This room to breathe is due to these new implemented traffic schemes:
“No-left turn, no-crossing” policy
It covers the entire stretch from Linao, Talisay City to Tungkop, Minglanilla where bollards, or vertical posts that serve as barrier, have been installed save for the four areas designated as u-turn slots.
Each u-turn slot is manned by traffic enforcers to prevent build-up whenever a vehicle takes a u-turn.
Truck ban hours: 6AM-8AM & 4PM-8PM daily
Implemented by the local government of Minglanilla. The truck ban includes forward trucks and six-wheeled vehicles
“It worked. Let’s keep at it. We have to maintain that,”– Cebu Governor Garcia, Head of the Provincial Traffic Management Board
Other traffic solutions implemented in Cebu Province
- Scheduled truck ban hours in Consolacion and Liloan towns
- New schedule of the cargo releasing and pulling out from the international port
- Regulation of the return of empty containers and cargo trucks- Starting Monday, Jan 25
Empty intermodal containers can only be transported to their respective yards from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. in accordance with the governor’s Executive Order (EO) No. 2-B.
Empty trailer trucks, those without intermodal containers, are also prohibited from plying the national highway along Consolacion.