September 24, 2021

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Obstructive territorial boundary markers may become a thing of the past

Demolition of boundary marker in Casiguran, Sorsogon. Photo by Joey Rico Besmonte Galicio

CASIGURAN, Sorsogon — The latest clearing operation along the national highway involves the removal of boundary markers between municipalities considered as obstructions to the free flow of traffic in the four-lane highway.

The markers between Sorsogon City and the town of Casiguran at Barangay Abuyog and Barangay Boton will be demolished by DPWH this month together with the marker designating the jurisdiction of Casiguran in Lungib from Tughan in Juban.

Demolition of boundary marker in Casiguran, Sorsogon. Photo by Joey Rico Besmonte Galicio

The markers were constructed in 2000 on a two-lane highway but become unnecessary after the construction of additional lanes where slow-moving vehicles will use the outermost lanes.

Both markers foundations are inside the outermost lane that obstructed traffic and are considered as an “accident waiting to happen” if not corrected.

Other boundary markers are also scheduled for demolition.

Replacing it is on the drawing board where a single marker design non-obstructive to traffic will be constructed provincewide.

Demolition of boundary marker in Casiguran, Sorsogon. Photo by Joey Rico Besmonte Galicio