The second phase implementation of the experimental traffic scheme covering the central business district (CBD) takes effect today, Monday, March 27 from 7am to 8pm Monday to Friday excluding holidays.
The second phase completes the implementation of the scheme which kicked off with the first phase covering west coast-bound vehicles last Monday.
Traffic police with City Government traffic enforcers deployed to intersections and major streets to guide motorists pertaining to the dry run. Signages and signposts have also been installed for public information.
During the dry run, no apprehensions will take place as it is intended to be a period for information dissemination and to make people aware of the traffic scheme.
Since last Monday during the first phase implementation of the experimentation, the City Administrator’s Office together with the Zamboanga City Police have been taking note of the comments/ suggestions and recommendations of the riding public. These are being studied and considered to ensure the success of the experimentation.
Among the major thoroughfares downtown that will be affected by the experimental scheme are Mayor Jaldon St., Nuñez St., Valderrosa St., Gov. Alvarez Ave., and Pettit Barracks
Starting Monday, March 27, and for the period of 15 days, Mayor Jaldon Street (from the Bureau of Fire up to junction of PLDT) will be one-way. Hence, vehicles coming from Canelar going downtown will have to turn left towards Ateneo then turn right to La Purisima St.
Nuñez Street will be one-way from St. Joseph Church area all the way to back of Ateneo, junction of Gov. Alvarez Ave.
Valderrosa Street (fronting City Hall) remains one-way but this time it will be extended up to Lantaka Hotel area. Pettit Barracks will also be one-way going west. (Sheila Covarrubias)