City addresses problem on road diggings

5 August 2021 – Proper coordination with concerned line agencies is a must when it comes to road construction activities in the Summer Capital, city administrator Bonifacio Dela Pena said during a media forum, Wednesday, at City Hall.

He said that the lack of coordination has resulted in newly-paved roads in the city done by one agency is dug up by another to give way for a different project causing more disruption to traffic flow in the area.

“That is why right now before any road concreting is done, we make sure that all concerned line agencies have signed the project so that if ever the road needs to be tampered with, it will only be once and not multiple times,” Dela Pena said.

He added that those doing isolated road projects have also been advised to conduct tests to make sure that parts of the road that they dug up are restored to their original quality or even better.

Rest assured that the city is addressing this problem of perennial road diggings and is coordinating with the different line agencies before road projects are undertaken, Dela Pena said.

He usually accompanies Mayor Benjamin Magalong and other concerned officials in regularly inspecting infrastructure projects in the city to make sure that these meet approved standards and quality materials are used. –Gaby B. Keith