Bridge workers give way to vehicles to avoid traffic

By Ray Christopher Booc, USJ-R Masscom Intern

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Vehicles passing through the Lapu-Lapu-Mandaue first bridge while repairs are temporarily stopped up until 10 in the evening. -Photo By Fritz John A. Menguito

Commuting or driving in Lapu-Lapu using the first bridge has become difficult especially during the rush morning hours.

The problem started when the Department of Public Works and Highways started repair work on the bridge, but it has become better today compared to February, said Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz C. Radaza.

Many people resorted to complaining about the traffic on the official Lapu-Lapu City Facebook page.

The mayor, however, asked them to understand that the project is temporary and their cooperation is needed so it could be done faster. DPWH workers promised to finish the job by March 11 or 12, 2013.

“Some were not comfortable with the ferry boat, that is why they choose to ride the jeep or cabs. They have to understand that this is just temporary. We really need their cooperation,” she pointed out.

She revealed that DPWH contractors work at night and stop during the day so that both lanes of the bridge could be used and vehicle congestion is avoided which is what will happen if they go at it 24 hours a day.

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