The Department of Public Works and Highways has begun the construction of the Lopez Bypass Road Project in Lopez, Quezon, which is expected to help ease traffic and spur economic growth in the area.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held May 23 and the project is expected to be completed within 480 days. The road construction which covers 8,657 meters is anticipated to improve the living standards of the population near the area and at the same time, fast-track the delivery of government and private-led services due to improved access and reduced travel time.
With an estimated cost of P421,459,509.15, the project involves the acquisition of road right of way, earthworks, construction of concrete pavement (two-lane carriageway), lateral drainage and protection works, construction of a four-lane, single span Bridge and its approaches, and the construction of single barrel 20 meters reinforced concrete box culvert.
The road construction will pass through the Brgys. of Del Pilar, San Lorenzo, portion of Peñafrancia, Danlagan, Bacungan and Canda Ilaya.