By Armie B. Gunay
NAGA CITY --- The city government here through a proposed ordinance is considering the idea of putting up a terminal for trucks and large vehicles in order to keep them off the road sides and thus help avoid traffic congestion along the city’s major thoroughfares.
Vice Mayor Nelson Legacion noted the presence of parked trucks and container vans, particularly along the busy Magsaysay Avenue and Diversion Road (Roxas Avenue) of the Maharlika Highway.
Meanwhile, the Sangguniang Panglunsod here will press for the immediate relocation of the electric posts of the Camarines Sur Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (Casureco II) and the telecom companies following the widening of roads along the city’s major highways and the widening of more routes in the next few months.
The road widening resulted to electric posts “jutting out” of the widened concrete pavement, making them as road hazards and rendering the added road span useless, if not an idle “parking space” for various vehicles. This, while all the old trees that used to dot the once narrow Magsaysay Avenue had been chopped down to give way to the road widening project.