2 add’l new traffic lights unveiled PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 11:53

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

Mayor Beng Climaco Monday morning spearheaded the switch-on of two newly-installed traffic lights along Veterans Avenue and Gov. Lim Avenue in line with her administration’s thrust to upgrade the city’s traffic light system.

Costing P6.7 million, the two projects are in addition to the previous 3 traffic lights unveiled in Sta. Cruz, Mayor Jaldon St. and Gov. Camins which cost over P9 million. The facilities are LED traffic lights with digital countdown timers, according to General Services Officer Engr. Rene de la Cruz.

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

Meanwhile, de la Cruz said 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. The projects are still under study.

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. — Sheila Covarrubias