Garbage trucks and public vehicles bound for Obando can no longer pass through Valenzuela for lack of coordination with the city hall.
Mayor Rex Gatchalian has issued an official order closing the roads accessed by the said vehicles—J.P. Rizal from Barangay San Pascual to Paliwas Road—for repairs.
The “rerouting scheme” allegedly being adopted by Obando municipal government has no coordination with the city government of Valenzuela, an official said.
Gatchalian also said no alternate roads were designated.
Despite lack of coordination with the city of Valenzuela, garbage truck drivers took Wawang Pulo and Balangkas as alternate routes.
“So we decided to close these streets to block garbage trucks, passenger jeepneys, tricycles and pedicabs coming and going to Obando in the absence of a supervision permit,” Gatchalian said.
The roads were closed because a massive volume of transport vehicles will pass through a narrow street and create monstrous traffic. It will pose a danger to the health of the residents and to the safety of school children passing through the area, and affect the livelihood of the members of the pedicab and tricycle-operator-driver associations due to the entry of other public vehicles.
The city government will put up barricades post traffic enforcers at the boundary of Valenzuela and Obando, Bulacan to implement the closure order, Gatchalian said.