By ALDWIN QUITASOL
BAGUIO CITY — Buses and vans bound to different province of Luzon will be back at Gov. Pack Road by first week of August.
According to Baguio Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan, he attended the meeting of the City’s Traffic and Transport Management Committee (TTMC) where an evaluation of the road is presented. He said that according to the assessment of TTMC, Gov. Pack is ready to be occupied.
Gov. Pack Road was closed due to rehabilitation work of the Department of Public Works and Highways-Cordillera Administrative Region (DPWH-CAR) in the first week of April and was earlier scheduled to be opened by the first week of July.
Buses and vans were temporarily stationed at the Baguio Convention Center grounds and elsewhere.
Domogan said the supposed opening of the road on July was delayed because of unfinished projects and bad weather conditions. He added that heavy rains and typhoons delayed the DPWH road works. He also said that by August, it is expected that the University of the Cordilleras who is presently constructing a new building along the road will finish its appropriate cementing of the road sides for safety.
Meantime, a video clip showing a flooded portion of the Ferguson Road was shown to the mayor by a local TV cable station. The video clip was taken after an affected resident sought the help of the station to air their grievances on the matter. Last year, the road underwent road rehabilitation and sewer repairs.
The mayor explained that according to the DPWH, there are unfinished sewer lines. He appealed to the affected residents to be patient as the city government through the City Engineering office are looking for possible funding from the savings from previous projects. # nordis.net