Traffic congestion in Cavite province, particularly along Governor’s Drive, has been a perennial problem in the area. There are many studies conducted regarding the traffic situation in the province and all have resulted to unanimous recommendation of developing sufficient road network that would accommodate the rapid industrial growth and influx of people.
Finally, under the Roads Leveraging Linkages Industry and Trade (ROLL-IT) Program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the link road and bridge that will connect Aguinaldo Highway and Governor’s Drive in Dasmariñas City has been approved for implementation.
A ground breaking ceremony was held on July 19, 2018, spearheaded by DPWH Region IV-A in coordination with DTI and the Union Theological Seminary (UTS). This was witnessed by representatives of the barangays surrounding Dasmariñas City (Sampaloc I, II and IV), members of the UTS and representatives from DTI.
The UTS donated a portion of their property to the Department, an opportunity which has long been part of the envisioned development of the seminary to the community and its neighboring towns. “We are thankful for the generosity of UTS for giving the access which will ease and divert traffic, and open new avenue for business in this area. This project is indeed a great contribution to the economic development of Cavite. The project has commenced through the joint efforts and cooperation of both national and local governments but also with the support of the religious sector, the UTS and PCU (Philippine Christian University)”, Regional Director Samson L. Hebra said in his speech.
The project involves the construction of two (2) 30-meter bridges and 1.4 km four-lane road connecting Emilio Aguinaldo Highway and Governor’s Drive. The two (2) bridges are rested on a 1800mm diameter bored piles at Abutment “A” and “B” with a four (4) lane road way, finished with a 280mm portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP) and a 1.5m width shoulders on both ends. The said link road is expected to be completed within 330 calendar days.