One lane policy for trucks on C-5 begins


Posted at Sep 01 2014 10:47 AM | Updated as of Sep 01 2014 06:47 PM

MANILA – The one lane policy for trucks along C-5 will be implemented beginning today, September 1.

Under the new scheme, trucks will have an exclusive lane during the window hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Monday to Saturday.

Seven U-turn slots from Libis until the end of C-5 will be closed during those hours.

Three new intersections will also be opened and controlled by traffic lights.

Drivers who fail to follow the one-truck policy and use the road during non-window hours will be fined P2,000 while their companies could also be blacklisted.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) assistant manager Emerson Carlos said traffic volume along C-5 has seen an increase of 80 percent, resulting in more accidents involving the large vehicles. – with a report from Maan Macapagal, dzMM