BMDA to establish 3 parking areas along Roman superhighway

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  • Perla E.
  • 10 years ago

 PILAR, Bataan- The Bataan Metropolitan Development Authority on Friday said it will establish three parking areas along the 70-kilometer stretch of the Roman superhighway from the towns of Mariveles to  Hermosa.

Former Pilar Mayor Carlos Pizarro, Jr., BMDA general manager, said the rest areas of two to three hectares each will have comfort rooms with shower and receiving rooms with television sets and internet.

The rest areas will serve as parking zones for all vehicles, especially oil tankers and 16-wheeler trucks that frequent the busy highway, in implementation of a provincial ordinance prohibiting parking along the expressway.

Many accidents, mostly fatal, have been recorded in the past due to the illegally-parked giant vehicles.

Each rest area can accommodate 100 trucks at a time. Every vehicle will be properly recorded for safety.

CCTVs will be installed along the highway while six big bikes will patrol the area and three pickups on standby at strategic locations, Pizarro said.

The BMDA is patterned after the Metro Manila Development Authority. Bataan Gov. Albert Garcia is chairman of the Board with 12 mayors as members of the Board of directors.

The Bataan authority will look after traffic management flood control and security of the Roman superhighway and soon the highway from Pilar to Bagac and Morong towns to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

Pizarro said he will also seek an audience with Gov. Lilia Pineda of stretching the highway project to Pampanga.

“Ito’y dahil sa naisin ni Governor Garcia na iparamdam sa mga bisita na safe sila pagtungtong nila sa Bataan,” the former mayor said.

Pizarro said the governor wanted the BMDA to be one of the best in the international association of metropolitan development authorities.

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