City Mayor Rodolfo Gantuangco said the projects will focus on the widening of circumferential roads plied by tricycles and other public utility vehicles in various areas of the city.
These aim to reduce the heavy flow of traffic in the city’s main thoroughfares through concreting of secondary and tertiary roads.
Gantuangco said the priorities for road rehabilitation and concreting are Laurel Street, Baluyot Street, Angie Subdivision, Duhat Drive, Pendatun Street, Mount Apo Village, Kanapia Subdivison, Bryant Street and Alim Street.
“Rehabilitations and concreting of these streets are our immediate concern since these are major roads connecting to our biggest schools and even to our overland transport terminal,” he stressed.
The mayor said all-weather roads within the city proper could help boost local business and promote the tourism industry.
Meanwhile, the Sangguniang Panlungsod is planning to reclassify Ninoy Aquino Avenue as a national road under Resolution No. 07-182
The SP is asking Cotabato 2nd District Representative Gregorio Ipong to file a bill for this purpose.
The SP said the length and width of the street qualifies it to be classified as a national road. It is accessible in going to the cities of Davao and Cotabato and the town of Mlang. (Williamor A. Magbanua/MindaNews)