Mandaue ready for Ironman triathlon
MANDAUE City is ready for the international Ironman 2012 triathlon slated on August 5.
Edwin Ermac, Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) chief said, they already readied 10,000 students from Mandaue City elementary and secondary schools to serve in the international sports event from 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on August 5 during the event.
Barangay tanods from the affected barangays, namely, Alang-alang, Umapad, Opao, Cambaro, Looc, Centro, Mantuyong, Guizo and Subangdaku will also assist the students in securing the areas for the Ironman participants.
Ermac said, all roads from corner U.N. Avenue and Plaridel Street towards Soriano Street and Ouano Avenue will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians as these roads cover the route for the triathlon.
Ermac advised commuters and motorists from southern Cebu who want to go to Lapu-Lapu City to take Lopez Jaena Street from Innodata going to Tipolo in the national highway then straight to Pacific Mall then turn right going to Marcelo Fernan Bridge.
The north lane of Marcelo Fernan Bridge will be opened to two-way traffic.
At least 100 Team personnel will be fielded at Jaena Lopez Street and the national highway to guide motorists, while about 70 traffic enforcers will also be fielded in the intersections where the Ironman route will pass.
Ermac said a dry run will be done on August 3 and 4.