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Councilor wants to limit hours of roadworks in Cebu City

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Councilor Nestor Archival has filed an ordinance seeking to regulate road constructions in Cebu City.

“Anti-Road Disruption Ordinance of the City of Cebu” states that any public and private utilities shall be prohibited from conducting construction works on main roads from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week.

Archival lamented that roadworks undertaken by some government agencies and public utilities have added to the city’s worsening traffic problem.

Aside from prohibiting construction works that cause traffic, the proposal also wants to prevent any disruptions on commute, business, and transportation, which lead to loss of opportunities and economic crisis. (https://bit.ly/2QhHMKK)

Violators will have to pay P1,000 for the first offense, P2,000 for the second offense and P3,000 for the third offense.

For four- and five-time violators, they will have to pay a fine of P5,000 or face 10-day imprisonment or both. Private utilities and organizations will also pay a fine of P5,000 and their business permit will be suspended for less than three months.

The City Transportation Office will be the implementing agency that will carry out the provisions of the ordinance and the agency in charge of apprehending or reporting violators.

The Department of Engineering and Public Works (DEPW), on one hand, will be in charge of regulating construction works undertaken by public utilities by assigning DEPW personnel to inspect the sites.