DPWH inspects 3 ongoing road projects in Cavite

Friday, September 14, 2018

With the rapid growth of tourism in the province of Cavite, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar visited three (3) ongoing road projects on the said province on September 14, 2018.

Together with DPWH Regional Office IV-A Director Samson L. Hebra, Secretary Villar conducted road inspection in the ongoing construction of 42.75 kilometers East – West Road with a total allotment budget of ₱3.925-Billion. The project is programmed to connect two national roads, namely: Cavite – Batangas Road in the East and Ternate – Nasugbu Road in the west.

The road project traversing the municipalities of Silang, Amadeo, Indang, Maragondon, General Aguinaldo and Magallanes is expected to reduce travel time by approximately 40 minutes during the non-peak hours of the province.

In addition, the DPWH Chief also conducted visitation at the ongoing Kaykulot Diversion Road project which connects the roads of Sta. Rosa – Ulat – Tagaytay and Tagaytay – Laguna via Calamba. The 1.863-linear meter project has a total funding of ₱350 million and is said to be completed by year 2019 to provide alternate route to tourism designated areas such as Tagaytay Picnic Grove and the People’s Park in the Sky.

Moreover, Sec. Villar also inspected the ongoing construction of the P1.6-billion Tagatay Diversion Road under the supervision of Cavite II District Engineering Office (DEO) with a length of 8.654 kilometers. The cited project aims to decongest traffic snarls and reduce travel in the area from 53 minutes to 19 minutes as it connects Tagaytay – Batangas Arterial Highway and Indang – Alfonso via Luksuhin Road; and Crisanto M. delos Reyes Avenue and Tagatay – Cavite via Mendez Road.

The said diversion road project is expected to be completed by year 2021 and will provide a safer travel from the municipalities of Silang, Amadeo, Mendez, Indang and Alfonso.

According to Director Hebra, the commitment for consistent monitoring of high impact projects would be a great contribution to the “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program of the administration as it provides progress and improvement to the life of our people.