Road constructions: Unlimited-A A +A
Thursday, March 21, 2013
ROAD constructions are being done in different roads here in Baguio City. One is Marcos Highway. This has been reconstructed last year, which caused heavy traffic. People from Marcos Highway are leaving their homes early as four or five in the morning just to be in their work on time. The question that’s been stuck in my mind was why do they have to construct a road during school days or before election? Are they concerned of the public in which most people are complaining that even if they leave their homes early they still get late in schools and workplaces? Especially the students, they would wait for several minutes before the jeepneys or arrive and others may ride a taxi just to get to their respective schools very quick.
While I was on my way to school, I’ve been counting how many minutes we stay in heavy traffic before all the cars move. Extremely, it’s fifteen minutes compared to last year at least one hour or thirty minutes before the cars continue to run their engines. All the while, people can do nothing but wait in the long line of cars, PUVs and PUJs. The construction is going-on and nothing can stop it because the workers have started to break the pieces of the road.
Another question is that why do they need to rehabilitate roads which are still in good condition? This is not yet been answered but it makes people wonder why.
We don’t have yet evidence that we can show roads that are not beautiful. The road that is in good state doesn’t need to be reconstructed especially if it would really cause heavy traffic. People complain a lot and the ones who are behind the construction should be considerate enough. (Aimee Gabrielle Adiwang)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 21, 2013.