QC promises hassle-free traffic flow for Yuletide season

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

THE Quezon City Engineering Department (QCED) will conduct routine road clearing and cleaning operations of the city’s waterways to ensure the smooth and comfortable travel of the motorists going in or out of Metro Manila passing through Quezon City.

Joselito Cabungcal, chief of the QCED, told reporters on Wednesday that they are working double time on flood prone areas, main roads and secondary streets with ongoing road works, which leads to the city’s terminals and entry and exit points where many are expected to pass going to their respective provinces for the holiday season.

"Binigyan ako ng instruction ni mayor (Mayor Herbert Bautista) na linisin ang mga daan para maging maluwag ang trapiko para sa mga motorist sa darating na Pasko at bagong taon," Cabungcal said.

Cabungcal said they are concentrating on the road clearing works on the Balintawak section of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) where traffic congestion is expected to be at its worst since it leads to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and to the Monumento area in Caloocan City.

With the long vacation, Cabungcal said that a big number of people are expected to go to the provinces in Central and Northern Luzon via NLEX.

The QCED is also intensifying clearing and repair works in the area of Projects 6 and Project 8 where routes in these areas are used by motorists to go to Mindanao Avenue leading to NLEX.

During Wednesday's inspection, Cabungcal appealed to motorists not to throw discarded plastic cups, sandwich and candy wrappers and the like on the streets as they may find their way to the drainage systems that may eventually cause heavy flooding.

"Pakiusap naman po sa mga motorists na wag na po tayong magtapon ng kalat sa kalye dahil ito po ang nagiging sanhi ng pagbabara n gating inlets at drainage mains (I appeal to the motorists not to throw their waste on the streets it causes the inlets and drainage systems to clog up)," Cabungcal noted.

Meanwhile, based on previous experience after the Holiday Season break, Cabungcal said that the QCED field crew had collected tons of waste materials left behind on the streets and major thoroughfares making their flood-control tasks more difficult.

Aside from the Balintawak area, Cabungcal said the QCED has also prioritized road clearing works on Quirino Highway, Tandang Sora, Himlayang Road, portions of A. Bonifacio, Katipunan Avenue and Aurora Blvd. which leads to Holy Cross, Bagbag Public Cemetery, La Loma Cemetery, North Cemetery, Chinese Cemetery and Loyola Memorial Park. (Sunnex)

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