City’s traffic lights upgrade continues PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 21 February 2015 14:06

Upgrading and improvement of the city’s signal lights and traffic system continues as part of the City Government’s thrust on public safety.

This, as Mayor Beng Climaco and General Services Officer Engr. Rene de la Cruz yesterday led the switch-on ceremony for the upgraded traffic lights system in the Veterans Avenue-Camins intersection (Sta. Cruz area), the second in a week’s time.

Last February 10, the newly-installed LED traffic lights with digital countdown timers installed at the Gov. Camins-Canelar intersection were first unveiled.  To follow in the coming weeks are the upgrading of traffic lights in the junctions of Mayor Jaldon-Canelar and Veterans Avenue-Tetuan.

A total of P9 million has been allocated for the upgrading and improvement of the four intersections which is expected to be totally completed by March 2015, according to Engr. De la Cruz.

Aside from the new traffic lights, the upgrades also included the replacement of the traffic controllers in several of the City’s intersections.

De la Cruz said an additional P10 million budget will be requested in the Supplemental Budget for the upgrade of the traffic lights in the Veterans Avenue, Gov. Lim Avenue and Baliwasan Chico intersections.

The GSO chief said the traffic light upgrading and improvement project is the first since the traffic lights were put up in 1999.

The project is handled by a private firm contracted through proper bidding process. — Sheila Covarrubias