City builds first over pass
Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. and Olongapo First Lady and Zambales Vice Gov. Anne Marie invite residents to join and witness the ground breaking ceremonies for the city’s first overpass on September 28, 2009 at 9:30 am.
The said overpass will be constructed along Rizal Avenue, in front of Olongapo City Elementary School (OCES) to ensure the safety of pedestrian and to reduce traffic congestion on the main highway wherein buses and motorists to and from Manila and Zambales pass by.
“In addition to passersby, almost 4,000 students of OCES cross the roads along Rizal Avenue everyday and we want to be sure that no one gets hit by a truck or a speeding vehicle. The construction of overpass will lessen the probability of road accidents for the city’s pedestrians,” said Mayor Gordon.
On the same day of groundbreaking for the overpass, the city will also open newly constructed roads at E-6th St., Brgy. Pag-asa and at Mercury St., Brgy. Sta Rita while Lawin St. at Brgy. New Cabalan will be inaugurated on the next day. The said activities are part of Mayor Gordon’s observance of his 62nd birthday on October 3, 2009.