The Tagbilaran City government is planning to widen a section of J.A. Clarin and Calceta Streets to address traffic congestion in the area which has been drawing a slew of complaints from the public.
According to Tagbilaran City Councilor Eliezer Borja, officials had been mulling the road project even before the McDonaldâ€™s branch opened in the area earlier this month and started offering the provinceâ€™s first drive-thru service.
Borja, during a public hearing on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan on Tuesday, said that the stretch along J.A. Clarin had long been considered as among the busiest streets in Tagbilaran City.
Officials are eyeing to implement the project to finally address the issue together with the landscaping of the City Hallâ€™s periphery which is also near the busy street.
However, no definite timeframe for the project was mentioned by city officials who attended the public hearing.
In yesterdayâ€™s edition of â€œInyong Alagadâ€ over station DYRD, several motorists and other concerned citizens voiced out their complaints on the issue and called on officials to address the traffic problem.
The new fast food restaurantâ€™s drive-thru was tagged as among chief causes of congestion as it drew many customers on board vehicles causing a bottleneck in the area, particularly at the narrower Calceta Street.
Others also complained against customers of the fast food restaurant parking along the streets due to limited parking slots of the establishment aggravating the congestion.
Callers over station DYRD suggested to temporarily close the restaurantâ€™s drive-thru as the congestion remains unaddressed while Borja urged the establishmentâ€™s management to tightly limit the number of vehicles lining up outside the store. (AD)