A traffic plan is now being prepared in anticipation for the grand opening of Centrio Mall come late this year.
The plan is to make the traffic flow smoothly along the roads in the vicinity of the mall during its grand opening which is expected to cause further heavy traffic. The streets affected will be Corrales Avenue, Capt. Vicente Roa St. and Antonio Luna St. Initial info gathered include proposals for one-way traffic scheme (see below) along portion of Corrales Avenue and portion of Capt. Vicente Roa, and re-routing of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) affected by the proposed traffic scheme. PUJ routes using the said roads include Bugo and Pier.
Accordingly, the plan was submitted by Ayala representatives to be included in a new City Council Resolution for the traffic plan. The proposal is said to be being studied carefully to include other sectors.
Almost a decade ago, when SM City opened in uptown Cagayan de Oro, the traffic resulted to a gridlock from Vamenta Boulevard up to Masterson Avenue. Those who attended came from as far as Butuan City in the east, Pagadian and Dipolog City in the west. Back then, only few vehicles use Magapagal Drive (to Canitoan) and the SM Bypass Road was still non-existent.
Now, expect a monstrous traffic come October. For one, Centrio is located in the downtown area while SM was in the suburbs.