New UN Avenue traffic scheme confuse motorists

By: Rosalie Abatayo September 22,2019 - 12:39 PM

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Eight personnel from the Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (TEAM) stood at the intersection of D.M. Cortes Street and United Nations Avenue in Mandaue City early today, September 22, to guide motorists where to go.

Many of the early morning travellers expressed confusion while others were surprised to learn of the implementation of a new traffic scheme in the area, one of the busiest intersections in Mandaue City, starting at 5 a.m.

Watch a live footage which CDN Digital took at 8:45 a.m. today.

LIVE: The implementation of the new traffic scheme at the intersection of UN Avenue and DM Cortes Street in Mandaue City starts today, September 22. CDN Digital brings to you the live traffic situation here. | Rosalie Abatayo #CDNDigital

CDN Digital 发布于 2019年9月21日周六

TEAM enforcer Ruel Malazarte said that they had to accommodate motorists query on the new traffic scheme while they also called the attention of those who continued to follow the old scheme that used to be implemented there.

The intersection of D.M. Cortes (formerly Plaridel Street) and UN Avenue is one of the busiest intersection in Mandaue City because it serves as gateway for those who are headed for and coming from the Mactan Cebu International Airport. It also provides access to travellers that are coming from or headed for the northern of the southern parts of Cebu province.

Under the new traffic scheme, vehicles coming from D.M. Cortes Street can no longer go straight to the Cansaga Bridge or make a left turn to U.N. Avenue on their way to the M.C. Briones Street (national highway).

Instead, motorists were directed to make a right turn to UN Avenue and make a u-turn underneath the Marcelo Fernan Bridge before rejoining traffic flow on the opposite lane of UN Avenue. The vehicles were directed straight to M.C. Briones Street or were allowed to make a right turn to the Cansaga bridge.

Naa pay mga modritso gyud mao nang amo rang gibadlong,”Malazarte told CDN Digital.

(There were still those crossed the DM Cortes and UN Avenue intersection on their way to the Cansaga bridge and we had to call their attention.)

Southbound motorists coming from the Cansaga Bridge were no longer allowed to cross the intersection.  Instead they were directed to make a right turn to UN Avenue and then left turn to P. Burgos Street that is located near a mall in their area. P. Burgos Street provides access to A.C. Cortes Street and the Mandaue City North Reclamation Area.

| Traffic map grabbed from the Bantay Mandaue – Team Facebook page

While motorists will not have to take a longer route with the implementation of the new traffic scheme, this is expected to facilitate the faster flow of traffic in the area, said Team Executive Director Florentino Nimor.

Nimor said they will continue to observe and assess the traffic situation at the intersection of DM Cortes and UN Avenue today to determine areas for improvements.

He said that while they implement the new traffic scheme, around 30 force multipliers were also deployed in nearby roads and intersections that may become chokepoints as as result of the traffic adjustment. /dcb

 

 

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