Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo confers with the engineers of PhilSouth Builders and Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative II this morning to check on the progress of the ongoing construction of a full span concrete bridge near the BIR that will link Barangays Batinguel, Bagacay and Junob.
About four large concrete girders will soon be installed, which is a major development of the ongoing project. The girders will support the deck that serves as the roadway of the bridge.
Another ongoing infrastructure project is the full span concrete bridge in Colon Street at the back of Foundation University, which like the bridge near BIR is also fully funded by the City Government.
The construction of the two bridges are among the priority projects of Mayor Remollo to decongest traffic and improve the safety of motorists and pedestrians especially against the threats of floodwaters from Banica River.
Mayor Remollo said that once completed the bridges will help reduce traffic congestion in the downtown area, improve the safety of motorists and pedestrians and eliminate the threat of rising flood water inundating the homes along the riverbank.