Report: Cebu City is getting new traffic lights for the first time in 30 years

The local government unit is updating the city’s traffic light system
by Leandre Grecia | Jan 14, 2021
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Here’s a little something that residents of Cebu City can look forward to this year: The local government is updating the city’s old traffic-light system for the first time in three decades.

According to a report by PhilStar.com, the Cebu City LGU is now in the process of installing modern, fully-digitalized traffic lights at 18 intersections as part of the first phase of its project. The Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) officer-in-charge Lyntoni Sable reportedly said in an interview that the project is now 60% complete.

Road safety and traffic accidents 

The CCTO does not expect the new traffic lights to solve the traffic problem in Cebu City, but these are expected to reduce the number of traffic-related accidents, “especially those that involve beating the red light.”

There will also be high-definition cameras installed at the intersections, which will add to security in those areas. As of this writing, the new traffic light system has already been installed around the P. Del Rosario Street to N. Bacalso Avenue area, and the vicinity of SM City Cebu at the North Reclamation area.

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After the first phase of the project is completed in February, the CCTO is looking to finish the installation of the new traffic lights at all major intersections in the city within the next six months.

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