Starting 12:01 a.m. of Friday, December 18, the towns of Consolacion and Liloan will no longer allow six-wheeler trucks and vehicles weighing 4,500 tons to pass through the national highway from 5:00-9:00 a.m. and 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Mandaue City, however, will still implement its current truck ban at 6:00-8:00 a.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. as they requested Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to give them a week before it will follow the new schedule.
The agreement was reached on Wednesday, December 16 in a meeting called by the governor.
Mayors of Liloan and Consolacion, and representatives of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Provincial Engineering Office attended the meeting
Garcia also asked the Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 to ensure that violators will be apprehended in anticipation of the convergence of trucks and vehicles in Pakna-an, Mandaue City.
She said this is to deter truck owners from releasing their trucks within the designated truck ban period.
Meanwhile, the DPWH 7 also asked the governor to give them a week to finish the drainage project along a portion of the Cansaga Road.
About 140 meters have already been excavated and is seen to cause traffic disturbance for motorists especially during rush hours.
Engineer Ritchel Blasabas of DPWH 7 said they can install at least a minimum of 10 culverts a day on a good weather. (Vanessa L. Almeda)