I was on my way to the Netopia Internet Cafe at the Gaisano Mall of GenSan when I chanced upon this mini billboard at the junction of the National Highway and Santiago Boulevard.
The signboard announces the start of the installation of the “Traffic Signal System with Intersection Configuration” at two of the city’s choke points: the National Highway-Santiago Boulevard Junction and the National Highway-Jose Catolico Avenue Junction.
The project supposedly started on August 9, 2008 and will end on January 15, 2009, just in time before the Robinsons Mall along J. Catolico nears its completion and before the SM GenSan at the Santiago Blvd. commences their construction.
The billboard further names the contractor as Gosset Builders, Inc. and prices the whole project at P18,435,998.31.
Yessirree!!!! Those two junctions are where the most number of traffic accidents occur in the Tuna Capital. Especially during rush hours, they both turn into bottlenecks… especially with the absence of traffic boys at those crucial times.
I just hope that the riding public learn to embrace these two major developments the same way they accepted the first traffic system along the Pioneer Avenue.
Now, if you were to decide, where would you suggest the next traffic lights should be installed? Write your choices below.
- National Highway – Pendatun Avenue Junction
- National Highway – Roxas Avenue Junction
- National Highway – Bulaong Road Junction
- National Highway – Mindanao Polytechnic Junction
- (Name your own choice of streets.)
We will try to collate the data we gather here and maybe, just maybe, show it to Mayor Jun Acharon himself. What do you think, dear readers?
hehehehe dami nga traffic lights dito sa atin
dami pa rin traffic light violators. . . .
d mahuli huli kasi wala namang traffic enforcers.
where ba sila ngayong me traffic lights??????????/
have been away from home for quite sometime now…been to places i could only see in the movies, but i have never felt emotions as strong as when i am in gensan… hope to i could come home and stay for for good.. kuya avel i have tons of memories with you, i could only think of the greatness you have in you…take care always and more power to you all….
and o nga pala… wag nyo na paalisin ung mga tricycles… ayos lang naman un eh… ibawal lang sila sa mga highways…. tapos.. strict implementation lang sa mga rules and regulations… kabalo naman ta na paminsan2x gahi pod ug ulo ning mga tricycle drivers nato…. pero at least diba? mas murag xa.. accesible and stuff like that.. tapos makita mo rin kasi ung historical values ng mga tricycles… ehehehe…
up po ako sa mga traffic lights sa mga busy streets.. ayos po yan!… sana ayusin po ung mga streets banda sa silway… lalo na sa may BARRACKS area papuntang dadiangas west elem school banda… bata pa ko lubak lubak lang gihapon na dira banda.. daghan madisgrasya dira.. tapos daghan pud matapilo (sprain).. hihihihi… o nga pala.. sana lagyan din ng traffic lights sa may makar area banda.. ung papunta from labangal area… ahhmmm…. and please sana madami ng commercial buildings noh… haayyy… ang laki na nag improvement.. wooohooO!!!
anyways, loving gensan… god bless!
how about traffic lights at the junctions of P. Acharon Blvd. starting from the Port of General Santos?
Traffic there is annoying. Two lanes of road become four, and both lanes seems to go the same direction: forward.
lumiwanag bigla ang junction ng national highway and santiago boulevard… nakakapanibago pero nakaka-excite din kasi magkakarun na nga ng traffic lights dyan… sana nga lang di malito ang mga tricycle drivers… pero teka diba bawal na ang mga tricycles sa national highway?
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Even me I want to go back to Gensan after saving tones of money outside for business there. i love my hometown. God bless Gensancity. Hopefully no more bombs…
@Kritiko – Anu kaH bah?!…hindi naman tanga ang LGU ng gensan noh, na pagkatapos i-install ng mga traffic lights eh pababayaan na lang dyang gumana. Siyempre, maglalagay ng POLICE OUTPOST sa corner ng junction para bantayan ang infrastructure at syempre na rin para pa-igtingin pa lalo ang POLICE VISIBILITY sa CIUDAD DE DADIANGAS.:-) Kaya relax lang.
The bottomline is about the development of the city. It only means that we are developing as a city and hopefully as a democracy, we can appreciate every effort that our government is doing.
kng gana na ang project… tirahon lng sa tun-og
basta sa akon katong mga traffic kayo na lugar dri…
If the traffic is really that bad, then the city would definitely need a traffic signaling system. Almost all the major cities in the Philippines have traffic systems in place, so I guess Gensan deserves it as well.
@Kritiko – Unsa baaah…money is not a problem for the city noh…ang may utang kay ang socoteco II kay kuno miss managed daw…ambot ngano…MORE TRAFFIC LIGHTS!! hehehe and street lights pa gid.:-D
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