CITY OF SAN FERNANDO --- Mayor Vilma Caluag has asked the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Central Luzon for a timetable and schedule of infrastructure projects, particularly road works, in the City of San Fernando.
The mayor met on September 15 with DPWH Central Luzon officials led by Director Roseller Tolentino.
Caluag called on the agency to fasttrack the completion of road projects in the City of San Fernando, which have been affecting the traffic situation and safety of road users.
On September 11, Caluag convened an emergency meeting with DPWH.
The mayor asked the agency to clarify the recent monstrous traffic jams that occurred last week.
The traffic gridlock reportedly stemmed from the failed reinstallation of the vertical concrete barriers at the Lazatin Flyover along Jose Abad Santos Avenue.
During her visit at the DPWH office in Barangay Sindalan, Caluag requested a timetable of the agency’s road projects in the city.
The agency assured the mayor that it will present to local government officials a comprehensive report containing the status of all road works and a schedule.
The DPWH also vowed to work on the repair of busted traffic lights in the city expected to be completed by the end of October.
The parties also discussed the city’s drainage master plan aimed at providing long-term solutions on the flooding problems in San Fernando and its neighboring towns.
Tolentino said that San Fernando – being Central Luzon’s growth center – is the "top priority of the agency in the area of road construction and rehabilitation."
He also said that the agency has been allocating funding for city-based projects."