Construction of road, bridges to start-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Sunday, January 26, 2014
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said the implementation of the third phase of the 34-kilometer bypass road is set to start this year.
Regional Director Jorge Sebastian Jr. said an initial of P250 million funds had been allocated for the implementation of the third phase, which include the concreting and construction of three bridges.
The completion of the bypass road will connect Zamboanga City’s east coast to the west coast from the village of Culianan, 13 kilometers east of City Hall, to the village of Patalon, 30 kilometers west of the city.
The bypass road completion is eyed to help decongest traffic within the city, since there will be an alternate road for vehicles, especially cargo trucks, coming from the east coast to the west coast and vice-versa.
At present, vehicles coming from the east coast traverse either through Governor Ramos or Governor Camins Avenues, just two kilometers from City Hall, in going to the west coast and vice-versa and this contributes to the traffic congestion problem within the city limits.
Sebastian said the construction works for the first two phases of the bypass road are ongoing, adding that first phase is almost 70 percent completed and second phase is almost 30 percent completed.