New P38-M access road to ease Legazpi traffic
By Cet Dematera
AN 840-meter long access road worth P38-million that has been officially opened to motorists on June 3 is anticipated to ease up and decongest heavy traffic in the commercial district of Legazpi City.
Crossing through high-rise buildings, the newly-opened road provides easy access to malls, convention centers, and the grand terminal located at the fast-growing business hubs at the heart of Legazpi.
Legazpi City Mayor Noel Rosal said that it took some time for the actual construction to start because of series of negotiations in acquiring rights of way and purchase of private lots and other properties affected by the access road.
“But we hurdled every difficulty. And finally, this access road is opened to serve our constituents and visitors,” Rosal said.
Rosal said the decongestion of heavy traffic during rush hours is expected to also contribute to the growth and development of Legazpi City.
He said that the road is part of the master plan of the city government in anticipating the traffic congestions in the years to come as the city grows into a metropolis.
Richard De Jesus, spokesperson of the 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO)of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), said that the project materialized through the efforts of their office, Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda and Rosal.
“With the efforts of our officials and the 2nd DEO, this access road is now completed and finally is opened to the public,” De Jesus said.
The road has two lanes, street lights and drainage canal to avoid spill over of flood water during rainy days.
The road also provides full-view of the cone-shaped Mayon Volcano.