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Thursday, March 7, 2013
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) yesterday said the P180-million widening of the junction of MJ Cuenco Ave. and Gen. Maxilom Ave., Cebu City includes the drainage and payment of road-right-of-way (RROW).
The project profile sent to Sun.Star Cebu by DPWH 7 Regional Director Ador Canlas and Assistant and Assistant Regional Director Juby Cordon shows that of the P180 million, over P143.8 million will be for payment of RROW, P33.9 million for civil works and P2.250 million for engineering overhead.
The scope of work includes the widening of the road to 12.4 meters and a length of 541.59 m.; asphalt paving of widened road at four inches in thickness; asphalt overlay of existing road at two inches thickness; upgrading of drainage lines; construction of sidewalk, curb and gutter; and lane line markings.
The project is contracted by WTG Construction, which started it last Oct. 5, 2012 and is expected to finish it by July 2, 2013 or a duration of 240 calendar days.
However, the DPWH 7 reported that only 25 percent of the project has been done, which corresponds to the asphalt overlay of the existing pavement, but the project is suspended due to RROW problem.
DPWH acknowledged the following issues and concerns; 1) That the original alignment was changed because of the demands of the residents that an equal width shall be taken from both sides; 2) That another change was made due to disapproval of the National Historical Institute to partially remove an old residential house.
Because of the changes in the alignment, the DPWH conducted again a parcellary survey to determine the affected lots and structures.
Cordon said the revised parcellary survey has been completed.
They said the assessment of the affected lots and structures will be requested from the Cebu City Assessor’s Office. Negotiation will follow as soon as the office has secured the assessed values of properties.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 07, 2013.