THE Regional Development Council (RDC) 7 has proposed P1.770 billion worth of infrastructure projects for the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu and the Municipality of Consolacion under the Prioritized Programs, Activities and Projects (PAPs) for inclusion in the 2011 budget proposal.

Of the P1.770 billion, P680 million will be for three flyovers—the P300-million flyover from Ouano Ave. to Plaridel St., Mandaue City; the P300-million flyover at the junction of M.L. Quezon Ave. to the Mactan-Mandaue Bridge; and the P80-million flyover in Consolacion.

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There is also a proposal to widen Hernan Cortes St. in Mandaue City for P240 million.

The other proposed road widening projects are P. Remedios St. (Banilad) to Cabangcalan, P60 million; Tabok-Tingub Road to H. Abellana Road, P100 million; and Pagsabungan Road, P40 million.

To prevent flooding, a rehabilitation of drainage facilities in four areas was proposed.

These are the First Mactan-Mandaue Bridge (Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu side), P100 million; Burgos St., P20 million; from Pagsabungan Unity Homeowners Association to Barangay Basak, P40 million; and Pagsabungan Road, P40 million.

For areas without drainage systems, development planners proposed the construction of drainage facilities at the Mactan Circumferential Road (both sides located in Barangays Looc, Gun-ob, Canjulao and Babag, Lapu-Lapu City), P100 million; along H. Abellana Road corner Basak and Canduman, P40 million; Sudlon-Maguikay, P20 million; along Tabok road (both sides), P40 million; along Plaridel St. (near Mandaue City Central School), P20 million; and along the highway in Mandaue City near Consolacion town, P40 million.

There is also a proposal to construct a road along the Marcelo B. Fernan Bridge that would cost P200 million, including the road-right-of-way.

Emmanuel Rabacal, chairperson of the RDC 7’s Infrastructure Development Committee (IDC), said they will discuss the projects in a meeting on Sept. 24, the first committee meeting that he will be calling.

Meanwhile, Rep. Benhur Salimbangon (Cebu, 4th district) identified P105 million worth of projects for RDC’s endorsement.

The amount includes the P20-million road improvement project in San Remegio; the P20-million road improvement project in Tabuelan; P20-million road improvement project in Medellin; P20-million road concreting project in San Remegio; and P25 million flood control project in Daanbantayan.