Last Friday, August 7, 2009, about a hundred or so, of General Santos City’s movers and shakers gathered at the sidewalk fronting the old Floirendo property (future site of Microtel and McDo), at the junction of the National Highway and Santiago Boulevard. Across the road is the newly expanded St. Elizabeth Hospital and farther to its right is the 24-hour Jollibee Drive-Thru Outlet.
Together with them were GenSan Mayor Jun Acharon, Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio and Vice Mayor Flor Congson who were to lead the three teams assigned to cut the ribbons signalling the inauguration of the Tuna Capital’s newest Traffic Lights Signal Systems, which Bariles first blogged about, a year ago.
The new parish priest of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish, Fr. Giovanni Ongcog, CP first blessed the traffic lights.
The first set is at the junction of the National Highway and Santiago Boulevard itself, the scene of numerous traffic incidents.
The second set is located at the National Highway and Jose Catolico Avenue crossing, right infront of the NFA Compound.
The 2nd set flanked by the NFA, DXCP, and Duratrak is also another infamous accident-prone site. Now with these two traffic lights signal systems in place, these mishaps may be minimized or better still, eradicated altogether,
After the blessing and the cutting of ribbons, Mayor Acharon, who was turning 51 the following day, switched on the signal system, eventually paving the way for the generals to start utilizing this P18.4 million project which will surely ease the traffic woes of the travellers in these super busy junctions.
Next hot spot for the traffic lights signal system is the Makar Port-National Highway Crossing in Calumpang and the National Highway-Aparente Avenue Junction. Thanks to the Transportation Task Force ( Chief of Staff Ernie Quisay, Glennville Gonzales, Rizza Paces, Mylene Gecosala, Judith Janiola, Jahal Adat, among others), for the tip.
With these in place, let’s just hope that the driving public adhere to these traffic signals, especially the tricycle and the motorbike drivers.
On a recent visit to Antipolo,my wife and were surprised to see a new kind of traffic signal. every time the lights changed,there was a digital clock counting down to let commuters know how many seconds before the next signal change..A very helpful tool I must say !
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[…] The whole project costs the city P21.2 million and is the second phase of the Traffic Signalization System Project started during the administration of then Mayor Acharon. The first phase was inaugurated on August 7, 2009. Read about it by clicking here. […]
nakakainggit ang gensan, huhuhuh, may sm na, may mcdo na, at may mga traffic lights na, sana sa marbel meron din. huhuhu
SAYANG now ko lang nabuklat itong traffic topic. . . . almost 1 year na pala ito but still ayan buhay pa. . . .
it’s nice to have traffic lights i9n busy intersections because it helps minimize traffic jams that snakes vehicles in the long lines.
Traffic lights helps minimize road accidents in busy intersections.
TEKA where na pala yung unang traffic light sa pioneer avenue noong panahon ni lita nunez? hehehehe pagkatapos kasi ng one-on-one duel ni Sir adel and mam lita, na pildi si lita tapos nyan nawala ang mga traffic lights sa pioner avenue, nawala yung mga street lights
heheheheh dami nakakita na pinakuha lahat sa gabi. . . sayang di pa mura ang mga camcorder noon, kung meron lang sana ako camcorder or cellphone cam noong panahon TYAK ANG EBIDENSYA SOLID NA SOLID
Yes… Big Time Investments will surely come to GENSAN pag natapos na ang ROB at SM…
Don’t forget… these two are among the GIANTS Companies in the country… AYALA… next in GENSAN? WHOA…
They should have done this a long time ago. I’m very happy for Gensan’s improvement. Traffic lights must be installed along Pioneer Ave and Santiago Blvd. Hopefully the tricycle drivers and jeepney drivers know how to obey traffic light.
unta damo pa projects ang gensan para bungga na jud kaau. Para makta s uban nga syodad improve na jud ang gensan para damo musolod dri n mga investors kay makita nila gensan develop n jud. Peace bro……
Wow gensan na!
peace be the journey…
wow! THIS IS NICE PROJECT HEHEHEHE
galeng naman ng gensan na.. ayos
Siguro di pa sanay ang ibang mga motorists, coz everytime we pass by ang daming di sumusunod sa traffic lights doon…Dapat may traffic officers muna to ensure na sundin ng motorists ang traffic signals….
one of these we’re turning into a METRO!… am loving it!
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go, go, go Gensan!
It’s about time na rin siguro to educate our tricy drivers on the importance and uses of our traffic lights. . .
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Wow, nice photos, worth all the soaking in the sickening heat of the SUN! I love the traffic lights, i just hope people get to be more disciplined in using out streets.
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[Last Friday, August 7, 2009, about a hundred or so, of General Santos City’s movers and shakers gathered at the sidewalk fronting the old Floirendo property (future site of Microtel and McDo), at the junction of the National Highway and Santiago Boulevard. Across the road is the newly expanded St. Elizabeth Hospital and farther to its right is the 24-hour Jollibee Drive-Thru Outlet.]
Next Big News: Microtel and Mcdo! Samot na jud ni katraffic sa area… how much more if mag – open na ang SM? For sure pati ang J.P. Laurel Ave. magcongest na rin! huhuhuhu…. more traffic lights please! LOL!
[Next hot spot for the traffic lights signal system is the Makar Port-National Highway Crossing in Calumpang and the National Highway-Aparente Avenue Junction]
Congratz GENSAN for another milestone! Slowly but surely, all traffic prone junctions will have its own traffic light system in years to come… Wow, pati ang Aparente St. lalagyan din ng traffic lights! How about kuya yung sa Bula – Lagao Road?
Congratulations GenSan for the new traffic signal system! More signal systems for a safer and efficient traffic flow of the metro…and sana wala nang tricycles sa city streets…kung pwede lang. heheh 😉
another milestone for gensan!kudos!
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Congratulations to GenSan for having its traffic control system. This is a good start in recognizing the importance of traffic management and transport planning. I do hope the city will finally formulate its transport plan and corresponding traffic management plan. GenSan can also start considering a demand responsive public transport system that fits its urban formation and environment. I do hope also that the city will institutionalize transport impact assessment (TIA) to address growing traffic congestion and environmental deterioration due to urban and regional development, such as malls and large scale development projects.
The city of Koronadal is currently doing its hands on transport and traffic management plan. They will do their traffic surveys needed for the planning late this week. I suggest Mylene and Rizza coordinate with those assisting Koronadal. It would be a good idea to come up with an integrated regional transport plan and traffic management plan for the Koronadal GenSan corridor.
OPS..hehe no more Listen na sa Lyrics,,hehe
sana ung second na naman na traffic light system.
gleng, gleng! hopefully tomorrow masulayan nako’g agi dinha.. next project unta (kun duna pay funds) kanang intersection sa may bulaong, hiway ug mabuhay road.. thanks 🙂
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sosyal na talaga ang gensan… i hope pati yung nasa lagao junction umokey na din….
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Way to go, Gensan!
amazing. ganda naman ng pics. and am hoping that they’re going to install another traffic lights in roxas ave- h-way and pendatun ave- h-way junctions. it’s pretty traffic in that intersection. 😀
Congratulations to GenSan for all the infrastructure and technological advancements!
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