‘Install hazard markings on Araneta Street’

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

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BACOLOD City – Reflectorized hazard markings must be installed at the median island on Araneta Street, the city council told the City Engineering Office and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The city council has approved a resolution – authored by Councilor Claudio Jesus Puentevella– regarding such last week.

Puentevella cited Local Government Code of 1991’s mandate to local government units to “exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily implied therefrom, as well as powers necessary, appropriate, or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare.”

He also cited DPWH’s Department Order No. 73 series of 2016, which states the standards for object markings, markings on curb and island, and approach markings to islands and obstructions on roads.

Puentevella said the reflectorized hazard markings will “highly promote road safety” by bringing a “smooth and harmonious flow of traffic along guided paths of travel.”

“They are used to convey certain regulations, information or warning that cannot be otherwise effectively made known to the road users,” he added./PN



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