Mandaue traffic expected to worsen due to roadwork

By: Norman V. Mendoza October 22,2016 - 10:35 PM
MANDAUE CITY TRAFFIC/DEC.16,2015:The traffic in Mandaue City New bridge in UN Avenue is bumper to bumper how could the Mandaue City government solve these or minimized these espicially these christmas season.(CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

Traffic at UN Avenue in Mandaue City going to the Marcelo Fernan Bridge is expected to worsen because of road-concreting works which starts today. (CDN FILE PHOTO)

Traffic congestion at UN Avenue and other connecting roads is expected to worsen as DPWH starts road concreting today.

The asphalted road portion from corner DM Cortes and UN Avenue stretching 300 meters towards the bridge and its opposite lanes will be concreted.

According to Glenn Antigua, chief of Operations of Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team), they were informed last Tuesday by DPWH that the project would start within the week, although it was already queued with other road-concreting projects in Mandaue City.

PB Obial Construction, which is implementing the project, will start working on the inner lane of the Lapu-Lapu to Mandaue side, followed by the inner lane of the Mandaue to Lapu-Lapu side and the remaining outer lanes going to and from Lapu-Lapu City.

Each lane takes about five to seven days to cure before it can be used by motorists. The project is estimated to be completed within a month.

Antigua said there are no changes so far in traffic routes, but he urged motorists to plan their trips and avoid the area during peak hours because UN Avenue will be affected by the concreting project.

The P13.91 million rehabilitation/improvement project is expected to be completed by the third week of November.

Antigua asks motorists and the riding public for patience and understanding and bear with the city government as this will ultimately redound to the welfare and benefit of everybody.

He said, they already coordinated with the City Traffic Management System (CTMS) through Mario Napoli, OIC Traffic head of Lapu-Lapu City to monitor traffic flow and remedy problems on the streets to achieve free-flowing traffic in two bridges.

“Arang-arang nalang gamay kay napatuman na nato ang ‘No Stopping’ sa UN Avenue ug daghan na mga motorist nga sayod na sa gipatuman nato nga traffic law sa UN Avenue,” said Antigua. (It’s a little better now that we have implemented the “No Stopping” at UN Avenue, and many motorists are now aware of what we implemented on UN Avenue).

He added now is the best time to implement the concreting project and finish it before the Christmas rush and the big events in January for Sinulog and Asean Summit early next year.

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