Odette damaged 80% of road signs in Mandaue — TEAM exec

Here are some of the street signs in the city of Mandaue that fell from the poles during the height of Super Typhoon Odette. | Marie-Rose Sagarino

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – About 80% of road signs in Mandaue City have been damaged due to the onslaught of Super Typhoon Odette.

Jerome Ursal, head of the Traffic and Transport Planning and Engineering Division of the Mandaue Traffic Control Agency (TEAM), said areas with significant traffic sign damage include A Del Rosario, AS Fortuna, SB Cabahug, among others.

Ursal said most of the city’s traffic signs had fallen off the posts, posts were bent and missing, among other things.

Here are some of the road signs in the city of Mandaue, which were damaged during the height of Super Typhoon Odette.  |  Marie-Rose Sagarino

Here are some of the road signs in the city of Mandaue, which were damaged during the height of Super Typhoon Odette. | Marie-Rose Sagarino

He said that apart from traffic signs, some of the bollards installed by the Ministry of Public Works and Highways for the city’s cycle lanes were also damaged.

Because most of the city’s traffic signs were damaged and the majority of traffic lights were still not operational, Ursal said they deployed additional personnel, especially at key intersections in the city, to control traffic and monitor violators.

Ursal said they have started restoring the signs in the heart of the city and will then replace the signs on the highways.

He said they didn’t have an exact date when all the damaged panels could be restored, but they were trying to finish it before the end of the month.

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