Text: Aurick Go / Photos: | posted August 09, 2016 15:46
Aim of projects is to improve traffic flow around the Freeport
In an effort to improve traffic flow around their area of responsibility, the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) bares several road construction projects that aim to address the congestion in the Freeport Zone.
According to CDC Vice President for Technical Services Teresito Tiotuyco, construction for the PHP 176-Million bridge along the Clark-Angeles-Mabalacat road is now ongoing. Provided everything will go as scheduled, the bridge is set to open to motorists by october this year.
“Aside from this, we will also open a new side gate from the MA. Roxas Highway leading to the Clarkview area along Don Juico Street in Angeles City. It will help ease the vehicular traffic at the Main and Friendship gates of the Freeport,” Tiotuyco adds.
Other roads surrounding the Freeport may receive some improvements as well, as requests have been sent to the CDC to assist in improving some peripheral roads of nearby communities.
Another project that the CDC is imploring on doing is the intersection along Mac Arthur Highway. Supposedly this intersection will connect the Mabalacat exit to the Sta. Ines entry and exit of the North Luzon Expressway, thereby improving flow of traffic from the expressways.
“Accordingly, all road projects being carried out are ways to help prepare Clark in hosting certain activities when Philippines will be hosting the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2017,” Tiotuyco continues.