A traffic rerouting scheme was implemented last night and will end Sunday for the Electric MassKara at the Lacson Street tourism strip in Bacolod City, Chief Insp. Levy Pangue, Traffic Management Unit north sector head, said yesterday.
Total closure will start at 4 p.m. for vehicles entering Lacson Street, or from 3rd Street to 22nd Street, Pangue said.
All vehicles going south of the city should turn right to 27 th Calamba Street, left to Aguinaldo Street, right to BS Aquino Drive and then left going to Gatuslao Street.
Northbound vehicles should pass through the North Capitol Road, turn left of Aguinaldo Street, right of BS Aquino Drive and turn left going Lacson Street.
Nightly street parties at the Tourism Strip started last night.
Meanwhile, Senior Insp. Benedicto Villarias said yesterday that the rerouting will be implemented during the street dancing competition today up to Sunday until the dance parade is over.
Vehicles are banned from Araneta and Lizares streets to the Bacolod Public Plaza during the street dancing, he said.
All vehicles from north going to Libertad should pass behind SM City-Bacolod going to Lacson Street, or they should turn left to Lizares Street or Alunan Street or pass the Magsungay Road.
Southbound vehicles should pass through Palanca Road, turn left to San Sebastian Street, right to San Juan Street, right to Rosario Street, left to Yulo Street and left to Magsaysay Avenue, all the way to their destination.
Northbound vehicles should pass Magsaysay Avenue, turn left to Lacson Street.
The Bacolod City Police Office has been on heightened alert to ensure the safety of revelers on the three-day highlights of the MassKara Festival.*SGG