Some downtown Cebu City streets to be closed on Sunday, Feb. 24, for Duterte’s visit

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram February 23,2019 - 06:50 PM

Here’s a map showing the road closures on Sunday, February 24. |Photo courtesy of CCTO

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Motorists, who are bound for downtown Cebu City, are advised to start looking for alternative routes since several roads will be closed from traffic tomorrow, Sunday (February 24) for the visit of President Rodrigo Duterte. 

Based on the official Facebook page of the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO), the streets affected by the road closures are portions of M.J. Cuenco Avenues (from M.C. Briones St. to V. Gullas St.), Legaspi Extension (from M.J. Cuenco Avenue to Arellano Boulevard), and S. Osmeña (from Palma St. to Legaspi Extension, and from V. Sotto to Plaza Independencia).

In a phone interview with Cebu Daily News Digital, Francisco Ouano, operations chief of CCTO, said road closures would start at 8 a.m. tomorrow until the time when the President would leave Cebu.

He also said that at least 20 traffic enforcers, and two mobile patrols would be deployed around Plaza Independencia to assist both foot and vehicle traffic. 

Here’s a map indicating where the parking area and the drop off points for the Plaza Independencia event. |Photo courtesy of CCTO

Ouano added that the vacant lots around the Compania Maritima building, and in Pier 1 would be designated as parking areas.

“Vehicles caught parking in undesignated areas, especially those near Plaza Independencia, will be clamped,” he said.

Read more: Backpacks, bottled water banned from the Duterte-led PDP-Laban sortie in Cebu on Sunday

President Duterte is expected to lead the campaign sortie of the national bets of the Partido Demokratikong Pilipinas – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP – Laban) at the Plaza Independencia.

Around 80,000 individuals are also expected to witness the event./dbs

 

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