The Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) has just started yesterday a dry-run of a new traffic scheme at Masterson-Vamenta Junction in Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City in a bid to decongest Masterson Avenue during the morning peak and late afternoon where the long line of vehicles reach as far as Chinese Cemetery in Upper Carmen.
The new traffic scheme will be implemented Monday to Friday from 6:00am-9:00am and from 5:00pm-8:00pm with the following specific guidelines.
1. TEMPORARY NO LEFT TURN
a) All vehicles going downhill passing along Masterson Avenue are temporarily prohibited to turn left towards Vamenta Blvd., but instead to proceed directly at Rodelsa Circle prior proceeding to their respective destinations;
b) All vehicles going to Rodelsa Circle passing along Vamenta Blvd. are temporarily prohibited to turn left towards Masterson Avenue, but instead to turn right at Masterson Avenue and make a U-turn beneath the Macanhan flyover prior proceeding to their respective destinations.
2. TEMPORARY REROUTING OF MOTORELAS
a) All Motorelas passing along Mariano Velez St.-Macanhan are temporarily prohibited to turn right towards Masterson Avenue, but instead they are allowed to turn left towards Concordio Diel St. and proceed to their destinations;
b) All Motorelas may take also the newly develop road of Macanhan connecting to Acacia St., then from Acasia St., turn left Everlasting St. and pass across the Vamenta Blvd. and proceed to their destinations.
3. UPHILL BOUND VEHICLES
All uphill bound vehicles are advised to proceed towards Masterson Avenue from Rodelsa Circle area, including those vehicles that turns right from Vamenta Blvd. towards Masterson.
4. TEMPORARY DESIGNATED UNLOADING ZONE
All vehicles, especially the PUJs passing along Masterson Avenue going downhill are allowed to drop their passengers at the designated portion, right side away the intersection of Masterson-Vamenta junction.
Motorists have been complaining about the traffic along Masterson Avenue for a few years now. Browse our previous posts below.
info from CIO