Bridge expansion at Plaridel bypass reaches 89% – DPWH
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that expansion of the major bridge of the Arterial Road By Pass Project Phase 3 in the Province of Bulacan is now nearing completion.
Villar said that the widening of the Plaridel By Pass Road will further ensure safety and convenience of the motorists. It is among the game-changing projects of DPWH under the Luzon Spine Expressway Network Program aimed at reducing road travel time in Luzon island.
The construction of additional two lanes Angat Bridge will be able to serve the increasing number of vehicles utilizing the Plaridel Bypass Road travelling to and from the eastern towns of Bulacan as well as motorists bound to/from Nueva Ecija and Cagayan Valley Region.
The project, financed by a loan agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency, involves the widening from two lanes to four lanes of the entire Plaridel By Pass Road which is 24.61-kilometers in length connecting the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to Daang Maharlika in San Rafael, Bulacan and vice versa.
Concreted road eases access to Ganano Falls in Diffun, Quirino
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the concreting of the access road leading to Diffun, Quirino’s Ganano Falls, providing locals and visitors easier travel to the tourist destination.
The recently completed 540-meter section of the access road supplements the 1.02-kilometer portion that was paved last year by DPWH Quirino District Engineering Office (DEO).
Funded under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2020, this year’s P20-million project involved the construction of a two-lane concrete road with inclusion of slope protection structures and installation of reflectorized thermoplastic pavement markings for additional safety of the commuting public. The concreting of the access road was implemented under DPWH’s Convergence and Special Support Program (CSSP) known as the Tourism Road Infrastructure Program (TRIP) in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT).
The Tourism Road Infrastructure Program is aligned with the strategic direction of the National Tourism Deve- lopment Plan to improve access and connectivity to tourism gateways, service centers and tourism sites.
P67M Bukidnon FMR turned over
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a 5.9-kilometer farm-to-market road (FMR) project in the municipality of Kadilingan, Bukidnon Province.
The completed the FMR project in the amount of P67-million is a convergence project of DPWH with the Department of Agrarian Reform – Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (DAR-MinSAAD) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
DAR-MinSAAD project aims to increase household incomes by enabling the farmers and their organizations to engage in more profitable income-generating activities, on a sustainable basis, through the provision of rural infrastructure and capacity building in the target settlement areas.
The farm-to-market road was implemented to minimize the transportation and delivery cost of agricultural products, hence increasing the Kadilingan town’s agricultural productivity and income of small-scale farmers.
The project involves the concreting of a 2-lane gravel local road traversing Barangay Cabadiangan to Barangay Matampay, Municipality of Kadingilan, Bukidnon.
The completed FMR was turned over by DPWH Bukidnon 2nd District Engineering Office to the municipality of Kadingilan last recently.