CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The Department of Public Works and Highways Region III (DPWH-3) on Tuesday bared its target to make Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA) in this city more accessible to motorists and commuters before the year ends.
DPWH-3 Project Engineer Arnold Ocampo disclosed that their office set the deadline in finishing at least four of the seven lanes in each section by December 15.
"By December 15, ang gusto namin naka-open na 'yung four lanes, dalawa dun sa overpass at dalawa sa baba for each direction in preparation for the Christmas season," he noted.
He added that the personnel of the project contractor has been working overtime and has doubled the equipment working for the project to speed up its completion.
"We are working 24/7 para ma-reach natin yung target deadline at maging accessible na talaga sa mga motorista natin itong daan," he said.
Meanwhile, Ocampo advised motorists, especially private vehicles, to refrain from using the thoroughfare if possible while construction is ongoing to avoid traffic gridlocks.
He recommended using alternative routes such as the Lazatin Boulevard and other possible routes bypassing JASA.
Ocampo said that the whole project which started at the third quarter of this year will be completed by February next year as stated in the project outline.