Tayabas bypass road almost complete
The Department Public Works and Highways reported that the ongoing Tayabas Bypass Road Project is now 78 percent complete.
The 6.05-kilometer four-lane bypass road project will decongest traffic within the town proper of Tayabas and is expected to be fully-completed in 2021.
The bypass road begins at the junction of Tayabas-Lucban Road in Barangay Lalo (Guanzon) and ends at the junction of Tayabas-Mainit-Mauban Road in Barangay Mateuna and passes through five (5) major creek crossings.
Once completed, Tayabas Bypass Road will be the fastest, safest route from Lucena and Tayabas towards Sariaya, Candelaria, and San Juan, Batangas, saving approximately 20 to 30 minutes of travel time during peak hours.
DPWH provides flood control structure to Claveria, Cagayan residents
Residents of Barangay Nagsabaran in Claveria, Cagayan are now protected from the threat of flooding as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed the construction of a flood control structure along Cabicungan River.
The said P10-million flood control structure spanning a total of 114 linear meters aims to address the sudden rise of water from the Cabicungan River during heavy rains, which affects the adjacent communities situated in flood prone areas.
The construction of the flood control structure was funded under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2019 through DPWH’s Flood Management Program.
DPWH completes P48.1M segment of Lagawe-Lamut, Ifugao bypass
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently-concreted 1.55 kilometer portion of a bypass road project that will shorten the route between the municipality of Lagawe and Lamut in Ifugao Province.
The phase 1 covering P48.1 million road construction and improvement project in Barangay Tungngod, Lagawe section was recently completed by the DPWH Ifugao 1st District Engineering Office.
The completed project which involves the construction of a 2-lane concrete road with provisions of drainage, slope protection, and road safety devices is part of a multiyear bypass road project that will reduce travel time between Lagawe and Lamut by traversing the mountainous slopes from Barangay Tungngod, Caba, Luta, Ponghal, Buyabuyan, Olilicon, and Tupaya, in Lagawe town, all the way to Barangay Hapid, Sanafe and Poblacion East in the municipality of Lamut.
When fully completed, the bypass road project is seen to support agriculture of Ifugao, by providing a safer, faster route of rice farmers to bagsakan centers, considering that the province is one of the rice bowls of the Cordilleras.
According to Senior Undersecretary for Luzon Operations Rafael C. Yabut, Lagawe-Lamut Bypass Road will also serve as alternate route when Nueva Vizcaya-Ifugao-Mt. Province Road is impassable during road closures.
Bacolod South Road underway
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is currently undertaking the reconstruction of the 1.26-kilometer section of Bacolod South Road in Barangay Talubangi, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.
The P50-million road concreting will improve four lanes of the existing road pavement section with upgraded thickness, provision of reflectorized thermoplastic pavement markings, and installation of illuminated solar pavement levelled marker studs to facilitate smooth and safe travel especially during night time.
The road rehabilitation project, which is implemented by DPWH Negros Occidental 3rd District Engineering Office (DEO), has already reached 65 percent accomplishment as of September 2020 and is targeted to be completed by January next year given fair weather condition.
Access road to Asaklat Cave in Quirino set for completion
Tourist spot Asaklat “Lakab” Cave will soon be recognized as one of the many hidden treasures of Quirino province once the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completes the paving of a road going to the site located in the municipality of Nagtipunan.
Phase 1 of the tourism road project costing P15 million which was already completed involves the construction of two-lane portland concrete cement pavement with provision of drainage and slope protection structures along a 600-meter portion of the project. The total project length of 10 kilometers is expected to be completed in 2023 at the earliest.
The road project is implemented under the Tourism Road Infrastructure Program (TRIP) of the Department and funded under the General Appropriation Act (GAA) of 2020.