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Thursday, July 29, 2021

RDC Western Visayas eyes improvements in city roads

The Regional Development Council (RDC) Western Visayas said that it is eyeing for improvements in Iloilo City roads.

The RDC requested the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to conduct regular anti-over speeding operations along the newly completed President Corazon S. Aquino Avenue in Iloilo City.

RDC co-chair Ro-Ann Bacal, concurrent regional director of the National Economic Authority, admitted that many accidents happen along this avenue.

In line with this, Iloilo will soon implement the speed limit for all types of motor vehicles within the territorial boundaries of the city. An allowable speed of 30 to 60 kilometers per hour are designated for passenger automobiles and motorcycles while trucks and buses are limited to 50 kilometers per hour in certain areas.

The council also asked the Department of Public Works and Highways regional office to install road safety devices, signs and structures in the area.

The City government is also planning to ask the national road board for funding of street lights in three road intersections along the Corazon Aquino Avenue to avoid accidents in these intersections.

The road project is a component of the improvement and widening of circumferential road aimed to reduce traffic congestion and provide a smooth access to the new Iloilo International Airport, new business centers and opening up of new areas within the city.
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