A series of boring tests by engineers commissioned by the City Government is ongoing to determine the soil and rock composition of the two sites where the multi-million concrete bridges will be erected.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said that the tests are necessary to ensure that the appropriate designs and foundations will be utilized for the eventual construction of the bridges to replace the box culverts near the Bureau of Internal Revenue and at the back of Foundation University in Colon.
The two bridges will cost about P 50 million each and Mayor Remollo has already instructed the Finance Committee to set aside P 100 million for the twin projects to be taken solely from city’s own funds.
Once the designs, plans and detailed estimates are submitted by the engineers, Mayor Remollo will seek authorization from the City Council via appropriation ordinance to proceed with the bidding and construction.
Mayor Remollo said that the two bridges will not only help reduce traffic congestion in Taclobo and Colon but also ensure the safety of both motorists and pedestrians even during heavy rains and flood.