Road repair to affect Nite Cafe-A A +A
Thursday, May 12, 2011
CAGAYAN de Oro City's Nite Café will be temporarily moving to a new site starting this weekend due to the long overdue rehabilitation of the road around DV Soria.
Necoline Blanco of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said the P9-million rehabilitation project, which began Monday, will affect the road fronting the Philippine Veteran's Bank to Corrales Street and is estimated to be completed in time for the City fiesta.
Janet Lopez, a used clothes vendor or "ukay-ukay" vendor, said she stands to lose a substantial part of her income on which she raises her six children.
But Lopez said she is glad that the road will finally be repaired, adding she will just look for another area where she can display her goods.
Meanwhile, city officials said a new traffic scheme has been drawn up to address the traffic jams that will likely result from the closure of the roads around DV Soria.
Acting City Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas said the City Government has already coordinated with DPWH, and the Road Traffic Authority to ensure smooth traffic flow in the DV Soria area.
City Councilor Juan Sia, committee chairman on Trade and Commerce, said the City Government is also aware of the plight of the vendors that will be affected by the road improvement project. Some of these vendors will be transferred along Magsaysay Park to the Amphi-theater in Burgos.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on May 13, 2011.