Construction of flyover in Zamboanga to begin soon on mayor’s decree – Manila Bulletin

The construction of the flyover in Zamboanga will soon begin by decree of the mayor

CITY OF ZAMBOANGA — Mayor John Dalipe signed an executive order Thursday, Sept. 1, that paved the way for the construction of a modern flyover here.

In his decree JD 2022-020, Dalipe also ordered the temporary closure of two median lanes of Avenue Gov. Camins and the Tetuan MCLL highway so that the Ministry of Public Works and Highways can proceed with the project.

The flyover is a campaign promise from the mayor.

“As mayor, I have always put the welfare of people first. If it brings everyone the best interest or benefit, we will make it happen,” Dalipe said.

Dalipe stressed the need to begin implementation of the flyover before the national government returns the 300 million peso funding allocated to the project in December.

The funds for the said project had been released long before, but due to non-implementation, the national government gave Zamboanga until December this year to implement the project.

Initially, funds amounting to 600 million pesos were released in 2018 for the flyover, but the local government of Zamboanga did not use it until January this year, prompting the Department of Budget and management to recover the funds.

However, President Duterte decided before the national elections to give the city of Zamboanga more time to implement the project until December 2022.

Zamboanga City Traffic Operations Management (ZCTOM) has meanwhile met to discuss alternative routes to ease congestion in the area.

The flyover will be the first such project in the city of Zamboanga which is expected to solve the traffic jams.

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