June 22, 2018
One-truck lane policy along C2 Road
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will implement a one-truck lane policy along Circumferential-2 (C2) Road aimed to reduce traffic congestion and minimize truck-related crashes along the highway.
Jojo Garcia, MMDA General Manager, said trucks traversing C2 Road will only be allowed on only one lane from Andalucia to Nagtahan Road and vice versa in Manila City.
“This is aimed at preventing accidents and address heavy traffic caused by trucks along the thoroughfare,” said Garcia.
In the 2017 statistical report for trucks and trailers crashes based on the Metro Manila Accident Recording and Analysis System (MMARAS) along C2 Road, at least 155 damage to property incidents and eight injuries were reported.
Under the policy, cargo trucks with a gross weight of more than 4,500 kilos will only be allowed to use the C2 Road’s third lane from the sidewalk except at Nagtahan, which is second lane from the median or center island.
At least 6,939 trucks and trailer trucks plying along the road based on the MMDA’s annual daily traffic (ADDT) last year. The average number of existing lanes is four lanes per direction.
Last Thursday, the Metro Manila Council (MMC) has given its green light for the enforcement of the measure. The MMC is the governing and policy-making body of the agency.
One truck lane policy is also being implemented along C5 Road, Katipunan Avenue, Congressional Road, Mindanao Avenue, and Roxas Boulevard.
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