The Tagbilaran City Council on Tuesday morning approved a resolution allowing the dry run in the implementation of a one-way loop system in the city’s traffic flow in a bid to ease road congestion.
The resolution, authored by Councilor Eliezar Borja, allows the City Traffic Management Office with the support of the Tagbilaran City Police Station to conduct the new traffic system’s testing.
According to Borja, the dry run is expected to be carried out early in 2018.
It will last for one to two months while authorities conduct studies on the city’s traffic flow, he said.
The resolution was simultaneously passed along with amendments to the traffic and transportation code and suspension of provisions of the said law that will be affected by the dry run.
Borja pointed out that the loop system will be temporarily implemented in the Gallares and Parras Streets and roads across the villages of Poblacion 2 and 3 which lead to the city’s central segment.
The loop system was initially suggested by the city’s traffic board amid the worsening traffic conditions particularly as the number of vehicles in the province’s capital continue to be on an uptrend. (A. Doydora)