Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella once again tackled the controversial Magsaysay-Araneta flyover project, saying that it is not an entirely new agenda and does not need a public hearing for it to commence in the development process and to ease traffic congestion.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella presenting the final report on the feasibility study of the proposed Sugar Road that will reroute sugarcane trucks from entering the city streets.*(CMO-PIO)
"It was supposed to start, but it was denied by the previous administration," Puentevella said in his press conference at the Bacolod People’s House yesterday. Moreover, the mayor presented a copy of a Notice of Violation dated May 12, 2009 informing the contractor that their Soil Boring equipment located at Magsaysay-Araneta Street violated PD 1096, or the National Building Code Rule VIII and orders them to "stop immediately all illegal activities."
In addition, Puentevella explained that they have not received any complaint on the proposed flyover project in Magsaysay. However, the suggested flyover along Burgos-Circumferential road was negatively taken by the business sector and establishment owners along the thoroughfare, citing that should the structure be initialized, it will pose as a major block in the continuing progress to the area.