DAGUPAN CITY — Even if motorists and pedestrians are still adjusting to the four already functioning traffic lights here, Mayor Belen Fernandez announced that four more traffic lights are again set to installed in four other strategic intersections in the city.
Fernandez said this is the second phase of the program to modernize traffic system and management in the city in a bid to lessen the daily traffic bottlenecks.
The first phase covered the installation of traffic light at the intersections of A.B. Fernandez Avenue, M.H. del Pilar and Arellano Streets, at the corner of A.B. Fernandez Avenue and Rizal Street, the corner of Perez Boulevard and Rizal Street, corner of Perez Boulevard, intersection of Guilig and Burgos and Guiling streets; and the intersection of Perez Boulevard, Mayombo Road and M.H. del Pilar Street.
The second phase involves the installation of traffic lights at the intersection of Dagupan-Binmaley highway, Arco Street and Judge Jose de Venecia Expressway; corner of Zamora Street and Perez Boulevard, in front of University of Pangasinan Phinma, and possibly on Nueva Road.
Mayor Fernandez said that based on her personal monitoring of the effect of the existing traffic lights, there was already improvement of traffic situation in the downtown area as compared in the past.
But she asked for more discipline on the part of motorists and pedestrians, observing that a few drivers are still counter-flowing and pedestrians are crossing the street even without the green light, thus risking their lives.
The mayor admitted though that some of the drivers and pedestrians are not used to traffic lights and now need to adjust. Leonardo Micua/PNA-northboundasia.com