P11M needed to fix traffic lights

The city government plans to finish the repairs on defective traffic lights within two months.

City Transport and Traffic Management Office (CTTMO) chief Dionisio Abude said at the weekly Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao-Annex that the repairs will be made by their contractor, Abratique and Associates Inc.

The local government, he said, allocated P11 million to fix the defective traffic lights.

Data from CTTMO bared that the defective traffic lights are in the intersections of Sta. Ana-Chavez, Quirino-Pichon, Quirino-Duterte, Magsaysay Park-Quizon Boulevard, J.P. Laurel, Sta. Ana-Quirino, Quirino-San Pedro, McArthur-Maa, C.P. Garcia-Maa-Magtuod, J.P. Laurel-Castillo, C.M. Recto-Rizal and Dacudao-Cabaguio Avenue.

Most of these, the data revealed, needed rewiring and replacement of control box, cabinet cooling fan and wire loop sensor.

CTTMO’s records also showed the traffic light in C.P. Garcia-Matina Pangi was missing due to ongoing road construction while the traffic light in C.P. Garcia-Airport exit was shut down due to damage of electrical meter base, which was caused by a vehicular accident.

“We hope that the repairs on the traffic lights will be made in about one month to two months from now,” Abude said.

The CTTMO will also strictly implement the policies of allowing the public utility vehicles to have only 20 seconds to unload and load passengers in unloading and loading bays and prevent parking of vehicles in public streets.

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