P17-M overpass to rise in Balanga

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    BALANGA CITY- The first pedestrian overpass funded for P17 million is soon to rise in this component city of Bataan to service more than 4,000 students and teachers of the Bataan National High School as well as other pedestrians crossing the Roman Superhighway.

    Rep. Albert S. Garcia of the province’s Second District said the overpass will be equipped with elevators for easy access especially to disabled pedestrians and pregnant women.

    The project with the installation of road safety devices is targeted to be finished by August this year.

    Garcia with brother Balanga City Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III led the groundbreaking Thursday. “With the pedestrian overpass, students and other pedestrians will have a safe passage without the need of traversing direct to the wide highway,” the congressman said.

    He said that many have been requesting his father Gov. Enrique Garcia and the Balanga City mayor for the construction of the overpass because of the risks involved in crossing the highway.

    “We do not want accidents to happen before we act so here we are,” Garcia said.

    Simeona Emata, BNHS principal, considered the project as a “dream come true.” She said that many parents and students have been waiting for the construction of an overpass in the area.

    The flyover is 27 meters long and 2.5 meters wide.

    “Thank you very much Congressman Garcia and Mayor Garcia for thinking of our safety,” students who attended the groundbreaking said.

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