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DPWH: Katipunan Avenue extension to open this year

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is fast tracking the construction of the Katipunan Avenue Extension Project in Quezon City to be able to open it to motorists within this year.

The 3.38-kilometer project will be able to cater the increasing demand for alternate route from Katipunan to Barangay Batasan Hills in Quezon City towards the Province of Rizal to ease the traffic situation at Katipunan and Commonwealth Avenues in Quezon City.

“We are fast-tracking the construction of Phases 1 and 2 from Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Property and Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Properties to Vista Real Subdivision which are now 60% and 90% complete,” said DPWH Secretary Mark Villar.

According to DPWH Quezon City First District Engineer Loida S. Busa, they have already delivered the 800-meter road extension under Phase 3 and the 22.50-meter permanent bridge along Vista Real Classica Subdivision in Barangay Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

“DPWH, through the administration’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ program, is targeting the completion of this project this 2021 to enable more convenient travels and stimulate the economy,” Villar said.

Basilan City undertakes P60M bypass road project

To ease traffic congestion and spur development in the area, the city government of Lamitan, Basilan, is constructing a P60-million by-pass road.

Basilan Congressman Mujiv Hataman said the by-pass road project can be expanded in the future into a four-lane road as the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has also allotted funds for the project in its 2021 budget.

Danilo Alvaro, Lamitan City administrator, said the construction of the 2.7-kilometer road would ease the traffic in the downtown area and provide easy access to the Lamitan District Hospital patients.

The road project is set to be completed in 234 calendar days.
P43M bridge widening project in Salug completed

Motorists traversing Sindangan-Liloy Road, in the town of Salug, Province of Zamboanga del Norte will have a sigh of relief with the completion of the widening of Canawan Bridge.

The widening of Canawan Bridge from two lanes to four lanes is expected to ease congestion of vehicles and improve the delivery of goods and services in the ares.

The newly-completed project also involves slope protection work to avoid or minimize soil erosion.

The widening of the 40.33-meter bridge project has a total budget allocation of P43.21 million funded under 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

As a safety feature especially during night time, 12 solar powered lamps with post were installed on the side the bridge, making it the first bridge in the 3rd Legislative District of Zamboanga del Norte with the best illumination.

DPWH reconfigures landslide-prone
Guimaras circumferential road

Construction of a slope protection structure is underway along the sections of Guimaras Circumferential Road in the barangays of Igdarapdap and Concordia Norte in Nueva Valencia, which aims to resolve the persisting threat of landslide in the area.

The ongoing project implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways involves the construction of a 433-lineal meter slope protection with 2,850-meter high tensile wire and erosion control mat that will help stabilize soil condition, thus prevent landslide occurrence.

Amounting to P50.1 million, the project will help these barangays in the municipality of Nueva Valencia by preventing isolation brought by road blockage from landslides and soil collapse especially during rainy days.

Guimaras Circumferential Road serves as the main access to schools, business establishments and recreational areas in the town.

The slope protection project is expected to be completed by June this year, just in time before the start of rainy season.

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