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Poor city road networks hinderinstallation of cat’s eyes -Calizo

“BEFORE we install cat’s eye, we should first improve the (conditions of) roads especially highways.”

This was pointed out by Councilor Romeo V. Calizo in reaction to the special report of Councilor Edgar S. Cabanlas during the regular session Monday regarding the installation of cat’s eyes or road studs on national highways in the city. Calizo recalled the matter has already been tackled years back not only by the committee on roads and traffic management but also by the committee on infrastructure.

Based on the recommendations of the two committees, Calizo said the city has made initial plans for its undertaking to help the motorists during night time especially senior citizens because “it really helps them especially if it’s raining and there is (poor) visibility.” He said city planners have suggested to first improve the city’s road network before installing cat’s eye in highways consisting of the primary highway (from Iponan to Bugo) and secondary highway (from Masterson Avenue to Talakag; from Bulua to San Simon which is supposed to traverse Bagocboc to reach Opol and to the hinterlands of Misamis Oriental).

“On the western side of the region, … we don’t have a good road network if you compare to other cities … like General Santos, Davao City (and) also with Kidapawan, Tacurong and Koronadal City. The road networks (in these cities) are good that’s why there are cat’s eyes. In Cagayan de Oro, how can you install cat’s eyes in the highway just like in Canitoan, Pagatpat, Masterson Avenue? You cannot just install cat’s eyes in these types of road,” Calizo further explained.

The councilor recommended the matter be referred to the Committee on Public Works chaired by Councilor John Michael L. Seno for an in-depth study.


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