ROXAS CITY – The Sangguniang Panlungsod of this city unanimously approved the road closure request for the upcoming 1st Capiz International Triathlon or known as TRIAKSYON set on April 22 to 23, 2017 during its regular session last February 28.
TRIAKSYON is a sports tourism event that jives with Governor Tony del Rosario’s priority to make Capiz known as one of the best host of bigger sporting events in the country while boosting the economy of the province.
It was done after a series of meeting and consultation conducted by the Committee on Police, Fire and Peace and Order headed by City Councilors Atty. Powell del Rosario, Atty. Gary Potato and Trina Ignacio to respective agencies and offices concern.
The city legislators will pass an ordinance for the said purpose. Covered by the closure from 6 o’clock in the morning until 10 o’clock in the morning of April 22 are roads traversing the Peoples Park, Baybay to San Antonio Resort front road and on April 23, motorists will have to take the alternative route as the roads passing through Hughes Street, Roxas City Plaza, Old Capiz Bridge, Roxas Avenue, Kilometer 1, portion of Barangay Lawaan, Legazpi and Macopa Street, Fuentes Drive, Banica and Tanza will be closed during the main event.
TRIAKSYON organizers through the Traffic Management Unit and Roxas City PNP earlier presented the traffic re-routing scheme for motorists.
Those who are passing through Barangay Lanot on their way to the city proper on April 23 are encouraged to take the turn going to Arcabalo, Bolo for a safer trip proceeding to Barangay Milibili, Tiza, back of Villareal Stadium, front road of Capiz National High School and San Roque Extension.
The road along Burgos Street going to the right lane of Arnaldo Boulevard will be made two-way in order to accommodate the motorists plying to and from different areas around the city.
Hospital ambulance is allowed to pass at the abovementioned areas during emergency situation. Road closures are necessary for the security and safety of the race participants.
// CANC Michelle C. Oropio