GSO installs 2 add’l LED traffic lights soon PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 11:40

by  Sheila Covarrubias

 

Two additional LED traffic lights with digital countdown timers will be installed and unveiled soon in line with the upgrading and improvement of the city’s signal lights and traffic system.

General Services Officer Engr. Rene de la Cruz said the new units will be installed at the Veterans intersection to Tetuan and at the Gov. Lim intersection to Sta. Catalina and MCLL Highway. Unveiling of the two projects is set late February.

The two projects cost a total of P6.8 million.

Originally, the Baliwasan-San Jose-Gov. Camins intersection is included in the project for unveiling next month, but the same was deferred due to a proposal to expand the intersection.

On the other hand, the city is set to install LED traffic lights in numerous other intersections within the year and these include the Nuñez extension, Camino Nuevo and Suterville. Funding for these projects will be included in the supplemental budget for this year, according to de la Cruz.

The upgrading and improvement of signal and traffic lights system in the city started last year with the installation of the modern facility in the intersections of Gov. Camins, Sta. Cruz and Mayor Jaldon with a total cost of P10 million.

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

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