DPWH Completes P176-M Widening of Airport Access Road in Misamis Oriental

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Experience ease in travelling to amazing tourism areas of Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao with the recent completion of a road widening project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said DPWH Region 10 has completed the P176 million widening of Opol to Laguindingan Section of Butuan City-Cagayan de Oro City-Iligan City Road (BCIR) which covers the 3.7 kilometer access road leading to Misamis Oriental’s main airport - the Laguindingan International Airport.

The project includes the widening of the highway from two (2) lanes to four (4) lanes, with some vital sections widened into six (6) lanes.

The widening and reconstruction of three (3) bridges namely: Alubijid, Igpit and Opot Bridges along BCIR were also part of the accomplishment under the Department of Tourism-DPWH Convergence Program.

The road is not only servicing Laguindingan International Airport but also providing better access to neighboring tourism sites like Loguilo Beach in the town of Alibijid and Opol Beach in Opol, Misamis Oriental.

“We continue to commit building better national road network, as we recognize its importance in maximizing the potential of our country’s world-class tourism destinations. This much improved road will benefit both the local residents and tourists, allowing better and safer transport of people, goods and services,” said Secretary Singson.