Moderate to heavy traffic expected at Cebu coastal road due to Alayon grand rally

MOTORISTS and commuters bound for Talisay City and other parts of southern Cebu are urged to plan their trips in advance if they want to get to their homes early on Tuesday night, May 3, 2022.This after the City of Talisay Traffic Operations and Development Authority (CT-Toda) announced on Monday, May 2, that traffic at the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) could be affected by the grand rally organized by the Alayon Party at Barangay Lawaan 2 on Tuesday night.The Alayon group in Talisay City, led by reelectionist Mayor Gerald Anthony “Samsam” Gullas Jr., will hold their grand rally at a vacant lot in Barangay Lawaan 3, just across the Talisay City Hall, starting 6:30 p.m.Jonathan Tumulak, CT-Toda chief, said that before the rally, a torch parade of Alayon’s supporters from Talisay’s 22 barangays will also occur.Aside from the CSCR, Tumulak said that roads that will be affected by the rally are N. Bacalso Avenue from Bulacao to the Mananga Bridge in Tabunok; Toledo Wharf Road from Lagtang via Tabunok Flyover; A. Bacaltos Avenue from Barangay Pooc to Lawaan 3; Sangi Road from Barangay Tabunok to San Isidro; Washington St. in Barangay San Roque to the CSCR portion in San Isidro; and F. Bas Street which crosses Barangays Mohon, Linao and Lawaan 2.Tumulak said they will slowly open the affected roads once those who participated in the torch run have gathered at the main venue in Barangay Lawaan 2.”We won’t close any roads but we will try to manage if the traffic becomes bumper to bumper. If the traffic results to a standstill, we will divert the traffic if necessary,” Tumulak added.The CT-Toda chief around 150 traffic enforcers from their end, 75 police personnel and 30 personnel from the Talisay City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office will be deployed to help manage the traffic during the rally.Tanods from the city’s 22 will also assist in managing the traffic in their areas, Tumulak added. (JKV)