Traffic flow along Robinsons Place now smooth with 4-lane construction
TACLOBAN CITY- The flow of traffic along Robinsons Place, this city, is now considered as smooth with the opening of a four-lane street there.
Thus said Engineer Arnaldo Bonifacio, chief of the Tacloban sub-engineering district, who added that the 567 meter length road along the region’s only shopping mall, is considered to be among the busiest streets in Tacloban.
“But with the opening of this road, traffic flow is now smooth. This area is among the city’s busiest sections with a daily heavy traffic,” Bonifacio said.
Bonifacio has noted that the area is among Tacloban’s traffic bottleneck. The area has become heavy with traffic after the opening of the Robinson’s Place and the sprouting of several business establishments, to include banking institutions.
The four-lane road was constructed at a cost of P19 million solely funded by the Department of Public Works and Highways. The construction begun last March 16 of this year and was over by June 14, or just days before Tacloban celebrated its annual fiesta.
According to Bonifacio, the newly-paved road measures 567 meter in length and 14 meters in width.
He, however, said that the project, which is part of the Tacloban-Baybay South Road (Robinsons’ section), is not yet totally finished.
Bonifacio said that they are still to construct drainage and curb and gutter along the stretch with a project cost of close to P3 million.
He added that they are also mulling the idea of putting some railing to ensure the safety of the pedestrians.
Meantime, Bonifacio said that the possibility of constructing an over-pass in the area is also being carefully studied.
He said that constructing an over-pass follows a certain standard like the volume of traffic. “And if this kind of traffic will be experienceD here, it is not a far idea for us to put up an over-pass here,” Bonifacio said.(JOEY A. GABIETA)
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