The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has scheduled a dry-run for the newly-completed alternative road that is expected to ease traffic congestion along Ulas.
“We will embark on a dry-run on November 27 for the alternative road,” DPWH spokesperson Dean Ortiz told Mirror in an interview. The dry-run will allow the concerned agencies to make adjustments once they see how the traffic goes.
Ortiz said they have already requested the assistance of all concerned agencies involved in the dry-run. This includes the City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) and the City Engineers Office (CEO).
During the dry run, motorists will already be allowed to use the newly-paved alternative route.
“We will publish the traffic scheme for the alternative route before the dry-run,” Ortiz said.
The new route worth P250 million is expected to lessen the traffic congestion along Ulas once it is opened for the use of motorists.
Engineer Froilan Rigor, chief of the City Planning and Development Office Plans and Programs Division earlier said the alternative road or mini diversion road will pass Puan, Reldo Village, San Pedro College and then exit towards Keith Williams and Lonbisco.
Rigor said the alternative road will lessen traffic along the Ulas intersection since those coming from Puan or from Matina will no longer pass by Ulas thus easing the traffic congestion along the highway. Lovely A. Carillo