PAMPANGA 1st District Representative Carmelo "Jon" Lazatin II and Angeles City Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. on Monday, August 12, led the groundbreaking ceremony for a P150-million road project that is expected to solve the long-time traffic problem in the city.
Mayor Lazatin said the Epza Diversion Road project will ease traffic in four villages here, all the way to the eastern towns of Pampanga.
The local chief executive and his brother Jon, the proponent of the diversion road project, led the ceremony and laying of the time capsule in Barangay Pulung Cacutud.
Lazatin said the Epza Diversion Road Project will link Barangay Pulung Cacutud to Barangay Pulung Maragul, passing through the North Expressway (NLEx) where a bridge will be built. The diversion road will pass through the Infinity area and will end at Don Aniceto Gueco Avenue.
R-II Builders, contractor of the road construction, has started implementing the project.
Barangay Pulung Cacutud Captain Francisco N. Cura expressed his gratitude to Rep. Lazatin and Mayor Lazatin for the road project that will be done in five phases.
“Tayo po ang pangunahing naapektuhan ng trapiko. Ang proyekto na ito ay magdadala ng kaunlaran hindi lamang sa ating barangay kundi sa unang distrito ng Pampanga,” said Cura.
At least 41 residential houses will be affected by the diversion road projects, said Lazatin. The affected residents will be prioritized in the housing program of the city government, according to the mayor.
Also present during the groundbreaking rites were Barangay Pulung Maragul Captain Armando Oliveros, DPWH District Engineer Tito Salvador, Assistant District Engineer Arnold Ocampo and representatives of the five contractors that will construct the road - R-II Builders, 3 in 1 Construction and Trading, PVB Construction and Trading, R.D. Policarpio & Co., Inc. and Ferdstar Builders.