By Rey Anthony Chiu/PIA-Bohol | 03:00 PM September 6, 2019
Beginning Monday, September 9, 2019, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) closes the half lane of J. A. Clarin Street from Total Gasoline Station to Darunday Machine Shop due to a concreting project.
According to DPWH District Engineer Francis Antonio Flores, the national road section 1-Kilometer 001+338 to K001+900, or a net length of 562 meters would be paved with concrete, and thus, upon consultation with public utility providers, a one-way traffic would be implemented.
As to the DPWH, the activities to be implemented include the removal of actual structures and traffic obstruction, the putting up of .05 meters of unreinforced asphalt concrete pavement, 0.28 meters thick 3 days and reinforced thermoplastic pavement markings.
Flores, in a notice and request for public service announcement, said the project is funded under the regular infrastructure of the General Appropriations Act for calendar year 2019.
With this, during the project duration, a one-way traffic would be implemented for vehicles from old Capitol area going to Tagbilaran City Hall and Island City Mall.
The temporary one-way traffic scheme is then set from the Camp Francisco Dagohoy (Barracks) to corner McDonalds from Monday until the project is completed, the DPWH Infrastructure Dissemination Program informed the public.
For this, the lane going towards downtown Tagbilaran City would be rerouted to parallel roads like Bernardino Inting Street and Mansasa-Dampas Road to avoid vehicular accidents while the rehabilitation works is still in progress, the DPWH suggested.
With the development, apart from its present entrance near the HNU Hospital which can be accessible from downtown, Holy Name University is opening up its Barder Gym access near Island City Hall and the Janseen Heights entrance.
Students and faculty members coming in from Cogon via Calceta, Dao, San Isidro and Corella may take the Barder Gym entrance near the ICM.
The DPWH has also requested all those who may be affected by the reroutes and the temporary closure to bear with the temporary inconvenience.