The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office will implement a re-routing plan in relation to the total closure of Araneta Street in Bacolod City from August 7 to 21 due to the ongoing construction of the Magsaysay-Araneta flyover.
Supt. Luisito Acebuche, BTAO head, yesterday said the engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways has requested for the total closure of a portion of Araneta Street, for the installation of steel beams atop the flyover project, to avoid traffic congestion in the area.
They also want to prevent any accident, like what happened in Manila where part of the flyover fell on some vehicles, he said.
Acebuche said the road closure along Araneta Street will start from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. the next day instead of the original schedule of 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. They will also deploy 45 traffic enforcers in all intersections until morning.
He said all vehicles coming from Singcang-Airport will pass through UNO-R Extension and pass by Barangay 35.
Vehicles coming from Sum-ag can pass through Cegasco in Brgy. Pahanocoy or Purok Hollow Blocks in Singcang since they will close the road starting from the entrance of Sugarland Hotel, Acebuche said.
Those coming from Magsaysay Avenue in Brgy. Taculing will pass through Goldenfield Commercial Complex, he said.
Acebuche said vehicles coming from Lacson Street should turn right to Magsaysay Avenue and pass by Goldenfield, while all vehicles coming from Alijis should turn right to Pau de Arco.
Vehicles coming from the downtown area have the option to pass through Lizares Street or Roxas Avenue, he said.
Earlier, Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya said that, based on the contract, the flyover project should be finished by November 30.
While the DPWH engineers are trying to fast-track its construction, they also want to ensure the safety of the public so they requested for a total road closure. Once they have installed the steel beams, the road will be passable again, he added.*CGS
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