BACOLOD City – The Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) will implement a simultaneous road closures and traffic rerouting during the kickoff of the 15th Bacolaodiat Festival on Jan. 31.
BTAO chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Luisito Acebuche said there will be initial road closures at 3 p.m. along circumferential Road, in Barangay Villamonte along Lopues East – two hours before the motorcade starts from the New Government Center.
“There will be a total road closure at 4 p.m. the activity will be finished,” said Acebuche.
The motorcade will start at the BGC, and it will pass going to the downtown area until they reach the Lacson Strip at the North Capitol Area.
Acebuche advised the public motorists to take alternatives routes. He also advised commuters to expect road congestion.
The BTAO chief noted that there will be 160 traffic enforcers to be deployed during the occasion.
Oddette Ong-Gomez, chairperson of the Bacolaodiat Festival 2020, the event will run until Feb. 2.
There will be several activities lined up in the two festival sites at Lacson Tourism Strip and at BGC.
One of the highlight of the celebration is the declaration of the city to Megaworld Corporation chairman and chief executive officer Dr. Andrew L. Tan as “Adopted Son and Honorary Mayor of Bacolod City.
The conferment will be held on Feb. 1 at the BGC./PN