STA. RITA -- Residents of this town and commuters traversing the Sta. Rita-Porac Road are complaining about the “slow” construction of rehabilitation projects in one of the road’s sections in Barangay Diladila.

The rehabilitation works are now being implemented under the Pamisaupan flagship program of Governor Eddie Panlilio. The road covers almost a kilometer section of the Sta. Rita-Porac Road.

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Residents are complaining that the road construction has been started late March with the old pavement removed for the creation of new pavements. The road, however, remains unpaved as actual concreting is yet to be started as of Tuesday.

“This road is the only main route that connects Sta. Rita with Porac and eventually Angeles City and the SCTEx (Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway). The road, as you can see, is still unpaved for almost two months. They have removed the old pavement but no actual concreting has started,” Mervin Sengseng, a resident here, said.

The residents and some commuters are also asking Panlilio to speed up construction of the said road so as not to cause traffic in the coming parish fiesta on April 25.

Yvonne Cabatan, a resident and employee in a mall in Angeles City, said the road has become great inconvenience to local commuters.

“We are asking the Provincial Government to at least water the roadway so as to prevent dust from entering public vehicles that traverse the road construction,” Cabatan said, stressing the speedy construction of the road section would be beneficial to commuters of the area.

Reached by phone on Tuesday, Panlilio said he will ask his engineering personnel to look at the road concern and institute necessary actions.

Panlilio said Pamisaupan road constructions usually last for at least six months, with most at the construction stage depending on specifications.

“We are going to look at that concern. So far, the said construction is just partial of the future planned developments of the Provincial Government on the said road,” Panlilio said. (IOF)