Ormoc to enforce traffic management plan for ‘Undas’

ORMOC CITY, Leyte, Oct. 29 (PNA) – The city government will enforce a traffic management plan designed to ease vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the Catholic cemetery during All Saints Day and All Solul Day.

The Catholic cemetery, located in Can-adieng village, less than a kilometer from downtown, is perched on a plateau several meters above sea level and overlooking Ormoc Bay. It has two parallel access roads.

The public is advised to take note of the traffic plan’s rules that will be implemented for the first time, one of which is the one-way policy.

Pedestrians can walk up to the cemetery using the main access road but will have to take the parallel alternate road on their way out. Vehicles are off limits at the alternate road which will be solely for pedestrian-use.

Motorcycles will have to be parked at the Can-adieng covered court as those will not be allowed entry to the cemetery. The city government will provide seven vehicles that will offer free rides for the convenience of cemetery goers. The main road will be off limits to vendors as well.

Only one side of the main road will be allowed for parking particularly on the right side going up. Considering that the main road will be made one-way, exiting vehicles will have to drive up ahead towards the diversion road. From there, motorists can either take a left going to Alta Vista village or right leading to Bantigue village.

Police and army outposts will be placed at the diversion road to ensure security and guide motorists. The one-way policy at the cemetery’s main road will be enforced from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. This however can go on beyond 6 p.m. until such time traffic volume eases up. (PNA)