SBMA to open Zambales bridge this Holy Week
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — Due to the expected increase of vehicles going to Zambales and passing through this free port this Holy Week, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) announced that the Kalaklan Lighthouse Bridge will be re-opened temporarily from April 16 to 24.
However, only light vehicles will be allowed to pass through the bridge, which has been closed since July last year to make way for the construction of a new bridge and security plaza.
The move to give Zambales-bound vehicles temporary access to the Kalaklan bridge will avert traffic jams in Olongapo City, said SBMA administrator Armand Arreza. It will also facilitate the entry into the Subic Freeport of vehicles from Zambales during the Holy Week.
Arreza clarified that construction work will continue in the area during the re-opening, but designated lanes for light vehicles will be assigned for the safety of motorists.
Last January, the Kalaklan bridge was also opened to pedestrians, mostly workers in the Subic Bay Freeport.
The Kalaklan Lighthouse Bridge, which is the free port’s gateway to Zambales, is one of the four bridges connecting the free port zone to Olongapo City. By JONAS REYES - mb.com.ph