Legal issues hinder road opening project PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 11:20

By CLAUDINE UNIANA

The local government is looking to expedite various road projects to help ease road congestion in the city proper area such as the planned road project that will connect Nuñez Extension to Governor Ramos Avenue in Barangay Sta. Maria.

This, notwithstanding the legal issues that the city has to hurdle before the project can proceed.

Mayor Beng Climaco said the road project is currently on a standstill after land owner(s) refused to sell the property covered by the aforementioned project.

With this development, only the Nunez area will be opened by January 2016. “Hinde pa este abri through and through kay chene pa problema el Governor Ramos area,” she said.

The city’s traffic situation was aggravated when hordes of residents trooped to Zamboanga’s newest and biggest shopping center when it opened last week, dampening the excitement over the latest economic development.

Zamboanguenos may also have to wait until the middle of 2016 for the bypass road to be completed. “The bypass road will not be finished [this year],” the mayor disclosed during her Monday press briefing in City Hall.

The by-pass road that would connect the city’s east and west coasts is a national project. Its initial phase has started but funding issues cause its delay.

The mayor said the national government has allocated additional funds for the said project.

Nevertheless, the lady executive expressed optimism that the road projects will be completed the soonest time possible.  — Claudine Uniana