P4.3-M traffic lights in Tumaga start operation Print
Thursday, 26 April 2018 14:11

By RG Antonet Go

The Zamboanga local government has started operation of the P4.3-million traffic lights along the Tumaga-Governor Ramos Avenue intersection as part of its effort to ease traffic congestion in the city.

“Ta observa kame, ese lugar ta man traffic gayot especialmente si nohay traffic enforcers,”  said Engr. Rene Dela Cruz, City General Services Officer.

Dela Cruz identified the traffic light contractor as KIV Marketing from Manila.

The project for the traffic light installation was started last January.

The traffic light is the 6th signalized traffic system installed along major thoroughfares and intersections in the city.

Similar traffic lights with timers were installed along Mayor Jaldon Street, Governor Camins Avenue, Sta. Cruz,  Veterans Avenue, and Governor Lim.

The traffic lights were installed amid discussions earlier this year at the City Council on the use of signalized traffic lights in city streets.

Local lawmakers argue that the practice by traffic enforcers of manually operating the signallized lights and not using the timer result to more traffic congestion.

Councilors passed a resolution for enforcers to use the timer that comes with the signallized traffic lights which cost the city millions of pesos.  (RGAAGo)