Mayor orders 24-hour work monitoring

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Sunday, March 29, 2015


BAGUIO City Mayor Mauricio Domogan called on the Traffic and Transportation Management Council (TTMC) for an emergency meeting on the ongoing road improvement projects being implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) here.

The road project is part of the P668-million fund allotted for road rehabilitation, repair and improvement of drainage systems for the Summer Capital, which was supposed to have been implemented early this year but was slightly delayed to accommodate crowd-drawing activities.

The emergency meeting was attended to by DPWH-BCDEO Engr. Alex Castañeda who confirmed that at least 44 road rehabilitation projects are being implemented which include major road networks within the Central business District (CBD).

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These include Zandueta and Chanum Street, Fr. Carlu Street, General Luna Road, Bonifacio, Engineers Hill Road, UP drive among others, which is targeted to be finished before the onset of the rainy season.

DPWH-hired contractors were tasked to coordinate with the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) to manage traffic flow even during nighttime and to coordinate with barangay officials where these road repairs are being undertaken for additional traffic marshals.

The contractors are also asking for the closure of the affected roads during nighttime to speed-up repair works.

Some of the remedial measures discussed to minimize inconvenience to the motoring public include the installation of warning and traffic signages for alternate routes and 24-hour flag men.

Contractor-assigned marshals will be posted on a 24-hour basis.

“The DPWH and the contractors committed that all measures will be done to alleviate inconvenience to the general public and that they will fast-track the project completion before the opening of classes this year,” Domogan reported.

“The cooperation of everyone is enjoined so complications will be at the minimum,” he said.

Moreover, road improvement work along Marcos Highway just after the fly-over is targeted to start by the first week of April. (Paul Rillorta)

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 30, 2015.

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