The Tagum City government has started installing the P60-million first phase of its traffic signalization project to ease the traffic congestion at the downtown area.
Mayor Allan L. Rellon said the project, to be financed through a loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), is expected to be operational within three months.
“Seven priority junctions will be installed by the local government with traffic lights,” he said.
These include Mabini St. corner Sobrecary St.; Roxas St. corner Sobrecarey St.; Sobrecarey St. corner Pioneer Avenue; Pioneer Avenue corner Osmeña Extension-Seminary Drive; Pioneer Avenue corner Quezon St.; and Pioneer Avenue corner Rizal St.
Rellon said the national highway should have been included, “but due to the ongoing construction of the Tagum City Flyover which already included a provision of a traffic light system, the project moved to the busy inner junctions of the downtown area.”
The traffic signalization project is under Rellon’s “LGU’s EAGLE WINGS Program.”