Santiago eyes long, short-term plans for traffic
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Mayor Edwin Santiago of this capital city recently said that he is looking at short term and long term plans to address the traffic problems in the city.
Santiago said that he has instructed traffic personnel in the city to implement strictly traffic rules. He also asked the cooperation of motorists to avoid choke points and rush hour traffic.
He added the ongoing expansions and construction of the Department of Public Works and Highways along the Jose Abad Santos Avenue will continue to cause traffic.
He urged motorists to avoid rush hours so as not to be caught in the long traffic.
“The long term solution is a skyway,” Santiago said, adding that the skyway may traverse the areas of Dolores, Magliman and the two main malls of the city.
The mayor admitted that the current developments in the city will surely bring in more vehicular traffic particularly in the areas were new malls and commercial buildings are set to be constructed.
Megaworld is set to construct a multi-million peso mixed-use project in the heart of the city. This will be coupled by new hotels and facility investments in the next five years.
Santiago said that there is a need now to prepare and rethink the city’s traffic management approach.