1st OVERPASS IN OLONGAPO ALMOST COMPLETE
Located at Rizal Avenue in front of Olongapo City Elementary School (OCES), the first ever overpass in Olongapo City is already eighty percent (80%) complete.
According to City Engineer Roberto Alvarez of the Engineering Office, the overpass measures 22 meters x 3 meters and funded by the City Government. Its construction started last November 2009 and is expected to be finished on March 2010.
The construction of the overpass is one of Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr.’s infra-structure program to address the traffic problems in Olongapo and to make the streets safer to students.
“Dahil sa dumaraming bilang ng mga pribado at pampublikong sasakyan sa Olongapo na nagdudulot ng pagsisikip ng daloy ng trapiko ay nagpatayo at magpapatayo pa ng overpass ang lungsod,” Mayor Bong Gordon said at the Gordon HELPS Caravan at New Cabalan Covered Court on February 10, 2010.
“Ang pagtatayo ng mga overpass ay kaugnay na rin sa pagbubukas ng Subic-Clark Expressway na nagdudulot ng higit na maraming sasakyan sa lansangan, makatutulong din ang overpass na ito upang mapagaan ang daloy ng trapiko sa lungsod at masiguro ang kaligtasan ng publiko lalo na ng mga pedestrians,” Mayor Gordon added.
After the completion of the 1st overpass in front of the OCES, construction for the 2nd overpass in front of Olongapo City National High School (OCNHS) will start soon. Mayor Gordon is planning on building four more (4) overpasses at East Bajac-Bajac Public Market, Ulo ng Apo Rotonda, in front of Wesley Methodist School and Olongapo City Mall.
Aside from motorists, the 4,000 students from the OCES and residents from Brgy. West and East Bajac-Bajac will benefit from the overpass as soon as construction is completed.
Photo of the 1st overpass in the city located infront of Olongapo City Elementary School (OCES). The overpass is 80% completed and will be finished on March 2010.