New flyover to open December 19 in Bacolod City

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Araneta Avenue – Magsaysay Avenue Flyover Project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental is set to open Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar together with Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain and Economic Counsellor Laurent Estrade of Embassy of France in the Philippines will lead the inauguration of the P32 Million two (2) lanes flyover at the busy intersection of Araneta Avenue and Magsaysay Avenue which caters to about 40,000 vehicles daily.

Started in April 2017, the flyover is expected to eliminate delays especially for the through traffic movement at Araneta Avenue from downtown Bacolod City to Bago City on account of signalized intersection with multi direction traffic and will also result to savings on vehicle operating cost and travel time.

This 195-lineal meters flyover utilizing the prefabricated modular steel technology of Matiere S.A.S. under the French Government assistance program will also help reduce carbon emissions that occur due to idling of vehicles at the junction during traffic.

Others expected to grace the ceremonial opening of the 7.50 meter wide flyover with 280 lineal meters approaches include Bacolod City Congressman Greg G. Gasataya, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia, DPWH Region 6 OIC-Director Wenceslao M. Leaño Jr. and the Project Directors of the DPWH Unified Project Management Offices namely Gil R. Villanueva, Patrick B. Gatan, Virgilio C. Castillo, and Sharif Madsmo H. Hasim.

As in-charge of the DPWH Unified Project Management Office operations who has witnessed the progress of the project implementation under the Bridges Management Cluster, Undersecretary Sadain commended Project Director Villanueva and his staff as well as the invaluable support of DPWH Bacolod City District Engineer Abraham Villareal and the City Government of Bacolod for the successful completion of this well-built flyover project in time for the holiday rush.