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Congress Looking into Alternative Roads to Lessen Traffic along Cebu South Road

Good news to those who regularly commute along the Cebu South Roads (CSR) stretch: Congress is looking for alternative roads to solve the traffic congestion within the area, specifically in Talisay City and Minglanilla town.

According to Cebu First District Representative Gerald Anthony ‘Samsam’ Gullas, they have been discussing the matter in Congress to build new roads to divert traffic from the Cebu South Road. They plan to include the Linao-Cantabaco road as part of this enhancement.

“The DPWH-7 (Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas) is continuously studying how to solve the traffic (problem) in that area,” according to Gullas in a press conference yesterday, March 1. Also present at the conference was House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and CebuVice Governor Agnes Magpale at the newly opened Blu-pool Waterpark in Guanzon Beach, Langtad, Naga City.

CebuDailyNews reported that traffic congestion in CSR usually peaks around the early morning and late afternoon rush hours.

Currently, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is also doing a feasibility study into the Minglanilla-Naga bypass, which is expected to be completed by the second quarter of the year.

“We believe that this can help the traffic congestion already experienced in the Cebu South main road,” said Paylado.

He also added that implementing the feasibility study will take longer, since the budget will have to be approved by the Congress since the road will be considered a national road.

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