Lucena is definitely a highly urbanize place. Businesses and commercialism booms, continuous development arises on every corner and many people from nearby towns migrate in the heart of the city for their convenience. As such, traffic congestion became a rampant factor that we must admit as it was always affiliate with the progress that we commit.
Every day, more than a hundred thousand vehicles are traverse inside and out of the city proper. Narrow roads, double parking and small vendors are some of the factors why traffic jam is rampant in the city proper especially during peak hours.
Lucena is wedged between two rivers—Iyam and Dumacaa River—that serves as the main canal of the city. As safety is also one of the factors that everyone must consider, a structure must also be constructed to further preserve its riverbanks from further deterioration caused by natural calamities like floods.
The government is on hands working to find a long term solution to decongest traffic in the city proper, as well as the protection of our riverbanks for the safety of everyone. As such, the initiative to build a structure which has a dual purpose for the motorist and the people around is now on its way.
The Iyam Riverbank Road project was constructed through the initiative of Barangay Captain Edward Sy Bang of Barangay 5 Poblacion, together with the Provincial Government of Quezon headed by Governor David C. Suarez. It is a slope protection and riverside road project, amounting to more than 100 million pesos. The project will start at the existing spillway road between Barangay 5 and Barangay Ilayang Iyam stretching besides the iyam river.
It will traverse Barangays 7 & 8 in the Poblacion Area down to the barangays of Cotta and Dalahican It will also traverse the northern side going to the barangays 1, 3, 11, and Gulang-gulang.
Once the project is completed, it will further help reducing the vehicles traversing the city proper, making a convenient access to the different barangays of Lucena. Also, it will ensure the safety of the people leaving nearby as this will prevent any untoward incident that might cause a people’s life.