Wednesday, July 17, 2024

SPTC works on street and sidewalk rehabilitation

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Works to rehabilitate Blake Street leading into the San Pablo Subdivision are underway by the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC). The much-needed upgrade to the streets has now extended to CocoPlum Street, where on Monday, July 6th, heavy machinery equipment was observed at work. In the downtown area, the SPTC is reconstructing the sidewalk next to the Roman Catholic Primary School.

The street upgrade leading to the San Pablo Area began on Friday, July 3rd, with Blake Street getting the needed renovation. The plan is to rehabilitate all streets in the subdivisions that are in dire condition. Many residents in the San Pablo Area welcome such attention to their roads and are happy for the work so far. Speaking with drivers, particularly taxi operators, they shared that it is a relief for their vehicles, as the previous conditions of the street made commuting to the area a daring one. According to a few taxi drivers, they wouldn’t take risks because their vehicles could get damaged due to the horrible conditions the street was at the time. The said streets would usually become almost impassable during heavy rains, leaving them with deep potholes.

Another rehabilitation project the SPTC has embarked on is the reconstruction of the site by the Roman Catholic Primary School in downtown. The sidewalk has a fence to fend students and pedestrians from the traffic in the area. This has been dismantled and is being replaced with a new structure. According to the SPTC, the renovations will take around two weeks before completion.

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