Four-wheeled vehicles barred from unfinished Metro Cebu Expressway for safety reasons

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 10) — Large and four-wheeled vehicles are prohibited from traversing portions of the unfinished Metro Cebu Expressway due to safety concerns.

Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia issued Executive Order No. 25 on November 7 following reports of landslides which resulted in cracks and fissures along some portions of the expressway.

“All four-wheeled vehicles, including buses, trucks, trailers, and other modes of transportation, shall be prohibited from traversing portions of the Metro Cebu Expressway located from Handog Industrial Gases Riverside III, Barangay Cantao-on, to Sugbu ACS Trading in Sitio Upper Bayong, Inayagan, City of Naga,” the EO read.

But the provincial government allows motorcycles to traverse those portions of the toll road between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. depending on the weather condition.

The EO also mandates the Philippine National Police to establish checkpoints in the expressway to ensure the safety of road users.

Garcia earlier ordered the temporary closure of the expressway due to the possible hazard brought by the cracks and fissures in some portions.

The construction of the 56.94-kilometer Metro Cebu Expressway started in 2018 to meet traffic demand since the main highway at the Natalio Bacalso Avenue is already congested.