AN ALTERNATE road from Compostela town going to Cebu City — skipping Mandaue City and the towns of Consolacion and Liloan — has been opened by the Cebu provincial government as part of its Greenway Links Project intended to help decongest traffic in the Metro Cebu area. “It’s not (a) shorter distance but definitely, shorter travel time kay wa man tay maagian nga (as there is no heavy vehicular) traffic,” said Vice-Governor Agnes A. Magpale in a statement. She added that the alternate road would be especially useful when traffic gets really bad in Liloan, Consolacion, and Mandaue City. She cited that “with terrible traffic,” traversing the 35-kilometer existing highway, “it takes a Capitol employee three hours to get to the town.” Governor Hilario P. Davide III, for his part, said the Cebu City-Compostela alternate route is just a start. “We are still looking for alternate roads for motorists in other parts of Cebu who want to avoid traffic in the national highway,” Mr. Davide said.