Celso accuses Zambo LGU of causing flyover delay PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:57

By R.G Antonet A. Go

First District Congressman Celso Lobregat has accused the Zamboanga local government of delaying the flyover project in the city.

“The project as of now is more than a month delayed,”  Lobregat said.

Lobregat explained that the project couldn’t be started on time because of the city’s disapproval of the proposed traffic scheme submitted by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The Zamboanga local government is also asking the DPWH to submit a feasibility study of the project.

“Their urban planner, Palafox, is saying that the flyovers are necessary.  Now, they are questioning?”  Lobregat asked.

For her part, Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco- Salazar said that the city government strongly supports the city’s development, but stressed the need for a feasibility study to avoid traffic congestion in the affected areas.

Three things are reportedly being considered in line with the flyover project’s implementation.

Aside from the feasibility study, the local government is considering road expansion and the Bagsakan facilities which are going to be affected by the construction of the flyover.

“What is most important is to resolve the traffic not rush the project,”  Salazar explained.

The first flyover project construction will consist of interchanges, underpasses, long span bridges along the Maria Clara Lobregat Highway crossing Governor Camins Avenue as well as the Veterans Avenue and Sta. Cruz intersection leading to Governor Camins Avenue.

The cost of the project is P223.2-million.

The other flyover project will be along the vicinity of Taupan Street/ Suterville/ Gavilan intersection crossing the Zamboanga City/ Labuan Highway which costs some P234.8-milllion. (RGAAGo)