More traffic in the city-A A +A
By JM Agreda
Sunday, January 13, 2013
EXPECT horrendous traffic in Baguio City’s main artery for a month.
The Department of Public Works and Highways recently started the preventive maintenance of Session Road, which officials claim would be for the benefit of the motorists in the long run.
The P19-million project will last until February 14, the expected completion date of the maintenance, which includes asphalt overlays of the city’s main road in preparation for the Panagbenga Festival parades and activities.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan told reporters Wednesday he was assured by the contractor that the project will be completed in time for the highlights of Baguio’s Flower Festival.
The public works department also coordinated with the Baguio City Police Office’s Traffic Management Branch to ensure a continuous flow of traffic along Session Road despite the repairs.
BCPO-TMB chief James Allan Logan said they will enforce a one-way traffic scheme for every lane to ensure that motorists are able to traverse the city’s Central Business District.
The traffic chief has also implemented a “No Parking” policy along Session Road while it is being repaired while the Governor Pack Road was opened for two-way traffic as alternate road for the duration of the road repair.
Logan said they will deploy additional personnel to manually direct traffic in bottleneck areas during rush hours as traffic congestion is also expected in other roads in the Central Business District because of the repairs in Session Road.
This year, the DPWH has been allocated P380 million for different road rehabilitation projects in the Summer Capital.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 14, 2013.