THE City's traffic signalization project, which has nearly a billion allocated for its completion, includes installation of closed-circuit television CCTVs across the city.

The ongoing project, which is funded through a loan from the Lank Bank of the Philippines, has P140 million allocated for its Phase 1, P126 million for Phase 2, and P705 million for Phase 3. This totals to P971 million.

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City Planning and Development Office (DPCO) coordinator Engineer Mario Luis Jacinto last week said the project is now entering the third phase, during which the CCTVs will be installed.

Jacinto announced this among the city's accomplishment report within the months of January to November 2009 during I-Speak media forum at the City Hall Thursday.

In Phase 3, CCTVs will be installed at 16 strategic locations in the city, the traffic operation and management center will be constructed, the existing TMC will be renovated, and traffic regulatory, warning and guide signs will be installed.

Phase 3 will also include the signalization of 21 intersections including necessary widening and pavement marking to maximum level of service operation; installation of system interconnected of 65 signalized intersections; installation of intersection loops (sensors) and system loops (sensors); and installation and commissioning of traffic signal system.

Jacinto said, Phase 1 saw the signalization of 29 intersections including civil works and cable layout; widening and pavement marking to maximize level of service operation; and installation of traffic regulatory, warning, and guide signs.

Phase 2 saw the installation of Cat's Eye Pavement Studs and Reflective signs; the signalization of 15 intersections including civil works and cable layout; widening and pavement marking to maximize level of service operation; and installation of traffic regulatory, warning, and guide signs. (JCZ)