Kawit ups road clearing operations amid Cavite’s big-ticket projects
After complying with the Department of Interior and Local Government order to rid major roads of obstruction, Kawit town now trains its sights on secondary roads and busy intersections in the wake of ongoing major infrastructure and development projects in the province.
Illegal structures and outposts were torn down at the Zeus Intersection and other secondary roads ahead of the completion of major projects expected to cause traffic gridlock in the municipality.
“The road-clearing operations will give more space for our roads and intersections, and are part of our preparations for the many projects and developments lined up for our municipality,” said Kawit Mayor Angelo Emilio Aguinaldo.
The completion of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway and the spur road project connecting Kawit to Sangley Airport, which will open the area to the rest of Metro Manila and Laguna, are is expected to cause heavier vehicular traffic, Aguinaldo said.
From a daily volume of 100,000 vehicles, Cavite Expressway notes that 190,000 vehicles now pass through Kawit with the opening of new access roads. Bacoor used to be the only entry point to Cavite from Manila.
“Since Cavitex started its operations and because of the heavy traffic in Bacoor, more vehicles now opt to go through Kawit,” he said.
Aside from the Sangley Airport development project pushed by Malacañang to decongest flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the rise of the 70-hectare POGO (Philippine offshore gaming operator) hub in Island Cove and Animal Island in Barangay Pulvorista is expected to bring in more than 20,000 Chinese in the municipality.
Aguinaldo said that he will next address the issue of illegal terminals and relocate illegal vendors in the main thoroughfare with the help of the Association of Barangay Captains.
Kawit topped DILG’s assessment with a high-performance rating of 98 percent campaign to clear roads of any obstructions in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order.