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Trucks_on_RoxasThe Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is implementing a one-truck lane policy on C5 Road from September 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015, in a bid to address heavy traffic caused by trucks plying the thoroughfare.

A test run of the policy, promulgated through Resolution Number 05 Series of 2014 of the Special Traffic Committee of the Metro Manila Council, was conducted on August 30.

Truck drivers will be able to use C5’s innermost lane during window hours from 10 am to 5 pm and from 10 pm to 6 am. They are also allowed to use the road during the same hours under the existing truck ban, but only on Sundays and holidays

During truck ban hours, private vehicles are free to use the innermost lane.

Due to the new policy, seven U-turns along C5 will be closed except those under flyovers. The MMDA will instead reactivate traffic lights on some intersections, including in Calle Industria, Eastwood, Greenmeadows, and Lanuza.

At least 70 MMDA traffic enforcers will be deployed to manage the traffic in affected areas.

Trucks are also barred from parking along any C5 street at all times. Those who fail to follow the one-lane policy will be fined P2,000 in addition to a recommendation for blacklisting from the MMDA.

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