DPHW finishes road repair of UN Ave. 3 months early-A A +A
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
PASSENGERS going to the airport will no longer be bogged down by traffic on United Nations Ave. in Mandaue City as road repairs were completed last Monday.
Gov. Gwen Garcia yesterday congratulated Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) Director 7 Ador Canlas for completing the P28.475-million project more than three months ahead of schedule.
The rehabilitation was completed in time for All Saints Day and All Souls Day on Nov. 1 and 2.
Canlas, in his report at the Mactan-Cebu Bridge Management Board meeting last Oct. 3, said the rehabilitation of the 973.59-meter road that started last Aug. 8 was initially set for completion on Feb. 3, 2013.
Canlas promised to finish the 14.4-meter-wide and 30-millimeter-thick road at the end of this month, which was realized.
Mandaue City Traffic Enforcement and Management operation chief Edwin Ermac said the traffic is back to normal and the regular U-turn of vehicles under Marcelo Fernan Bridge will resume.
He also pulled out the numerous traffic enforcers assigned on UN Ave.
Upcoming events that are expected to increase tourist arrivals in Cebu prompted the bridge board to urge the DPWH to speed up repairs.
Among the events are the Civil Engineers Convention on Nov. 21 and San Pedro Calungsod canonization thanksgiving mass on Nov. 30.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 31, 2012.