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HPG to manage LSGH choke point next week

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Text: Anton Andres / Photos: AutoIndustriya.com | posted September 24, 2015 12:51

Line heading into LSGH will be restricted to one lane

Next week, the PNP Highway Patrol Group (HPG) will be sending some of its officers along Ortigas Avenue to ease congestion on the La Salle Greenhills traffic choke point. HPG head Chief Superintendent Arnold Gunnacao has stated that drivers and parents are not allowed to take up more than one lane of traffic for those entering the LSGH compound.

According to Gunnacao, Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras wrote to the school's administration, who in return promised to coordinate with the parents of the students. School officials and Mandaluyong Mayor Benjamin Abalos have talked to each other in regards to the single file entry into the campus. Motorists have noted that vehicles entering LSGH are taking up to three lanes of traffic, some of which are left behind on the second or third lane when the line isn't moving. It has forced moving traffic to just one lane, causing a choke point.

The HPG will be limiting the length of the line to prevent other drivers and parents from making a second line entering the campus. Gunnacao says that anyone using the second lane for waiting be issued citations. He also adds that illegally parked vehicles beyond the premises of the school will be towed. The HPG urged school officials to open a part of their compound for shorter lines entering LSGH.