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Dec 5, 2019

Belize City Council Installs Set of Traffic Lights on C.A. Blvd and Neal Penn Road

If part of your routine involves commuting by foot or by vehicle, private or public, there is something to look forward to.  Traversing the Central American Boulevard can be a headache, but now a set of traffic lights should ease your commute and provide safety.  City Hall today showed off what it calls state of art traffic lights that will regulate the flow in the heavily trafficked intersection at Neal Pen Road. Mayor Bernard Wager says assistance came from the Government of Taiwan. Here is News Five’s Hipolito Novelo.

 

Hipolito Novelo, Reporting

For the past year, the Belize City Council has been working on acquiring and installing a set if state of the art traffic lights that has now been installed at the busy intersection of Central American Boulevard and Neal Penn Road. After several setbacks and challenges, the council for the past weeks, studied the performance of the lights by observing the flow of traffic and pedestrian safety.

 

Allan Pollard Jr.

Allan Pollard Jr., Belize City Councilor for Traffic

“This system will surely eradicate the various traffic concerns that have been increasing on Central American Boulevard and we can now be rest assured that our people will be safer while traversing this area.”

 

The newly installed set of traffic lights is valued in the six-figure range and was acquired with financial assistance from the Taiwanese Embassy in Belize.

 

Remus Li-Kuo Chen

Remus Li-Kuo Chen, Taiwanese Ambassador to Belize

“Through this traffic lights system you will not only allow adequate crossing times for pedestrians especially for our lovely children students but also help the city traffic operators to manage traffic flows easily and in a timely manner.”

 

According to Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner, the set of traffic lights meets international safety standards and is expected to increase safety for not only pedestrians but for motorists as well.

 

Bernard Wagner

Bernard Wagner, Belize City Mayor

“We have eight traffic lights and six pedestrian lights which really add value to people’s safety, resident’s safety in this area.   The value is in the six figure range obviously. We were able to achieve this with the assistance from our friends in Taiwan. We used the contractors out of San Ignacio; they have very food experience in that area. They have a number of traffic lights and they have the experience so we went along with them.  We did some studies, our traffic management team, for the last two weeks and we feel comfortable that it has brought order to  this area.”

 

Reporting for News Five, I am Hipolito Novelo


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