Davao City Bypass Construction Project

Project Description: 

The proposed Davao City Bypass Construction Project which is located within Davao City has an approximate 44.6KM length, including the tunnel section, which will start from Davao-Digos section of the Pan Philippine Highway in Toril, Davao City and will terminate intersecting the Davao-Agusan National Highway in Panabo City.

The project is divided into two phases, precisely:


·         South Section (Road) and Center Section (Tunnel) — JICA PH-P261

Roads and Bridges

:  26.5 KM


:    2.3 KM

Improvement of exsiting two connector (local) road

:  10.2 KM

Project Cost

:  Php 14.23 B (JICA-P9.27B; GOP-P4.96B)


:  April 2019 – April 2022


·         North Section (Road) — Locally Funded

Roads and Bridges

:  15.8 KM

Project Cost

:  Php 5.577 B


:  January 2020 – January 2022



·         Widening of the 42.3 KM Bypass road from two-lane to four-lane road

Indicative Cost

:  Php 10 B


:  2019 - 2025

Project Objectives: 
  • To divert the traffic to the Bypass, instead of passing through the Urban Center relieving its present chronic traffic congestion;
  • To expand urban areas towards the inland areas which will be orderly guided by a new road network which is the Bypass;
  • To strongly support economic activities, particularly for the manufactuing and agri-business industries, by providing easier transport access to seaports and airports
Project Cost: 


  • Approximately Php 29.81 Billion
Project Status: 

PHASE I – South and Center Section:

·        Proposal for the restructuring of the scope of work of JICA loan PH-P261 was submitted to NEDA ICC for approval and now under review/evaluation. Detailed Design for approval by the Bureau of Design.


PHASE I – North Section :

·         Detailed Engineering Design to be supplemented under Contract of CP1.



·         Detailed Engineering Design will be carried out during DED of Phase I.

·          For Business Case/Feasibility Study


Project Alignment: