The “no left turn, no crossing” policy on the national highways of Consolacion will be implemented during this year’s holiday season starting December 8.
In a meeting Tuesday, December 1, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Consolacion Mayor Johannes “Joyjoy” Alegado, Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco, and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 representatives agreed on the implementation of the traffic control strategies in Consolacion.
Effective 12:01 a.m. of December 8, the “no left turn, no crossing” policy will be implemented to all southbound and northbound motorists traversing the 2.84-kilometer national highway in Consolacion town to ease up the traffic.
The DPWH identified the three choke points within Consolacion area namely the San Narciso Parish-Consolacion Municipal Hall intersection, the Jollibee-Petron intersection, and the junction in Laray-SM Consolacion area.
In line of the new policy on the 23 intersections in Consolacion, four U-turn slots were identified to solve the road choke points.
For vehicles coming from north going to south, two U-turn slots were identified. These are the S1 located near Shell Gasoline Station Area with 13.60 meters width and S2 located in Mandaue Area-Jagobia Skywalk with 14.50 meters width.
For vehicles coming from south going to north, the U-turn slots are N1 located near Phoenix Gasoline Station and N2 located at the boundary of Consolacion and Liloan with 14.10 meters width.
Once the traffic problem in northern Cebu is addressed, Garcia told the DPWH to also study the road intersections from Talisay City to Minglanilla to address the traffic problem in the south. (Mylen Manto)