The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has already completed 89.8 percent of the ongoing bypass road project that will benefit motorists coming from Alae, Bukidnon to Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental and vice versa.
DPWH Region X Director Zenaida T. Tan said the project dubbed as Alae Bypass Road involves the construction of a 10-kilometer new road, improvement of 7-kilometer existing road, construction of three (3) bridges spanning a total of 237 linear meters, with slope protection and drainage system components.
The bypass road will start at Barangay Casinglot, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental passing through sitios Malaiba and Bugna, Barangay Mantibugao and will end at Barangay Alae, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.
When completed, Alae Bypass Road will divert traffic along the busy Sayre Highway, Puerto-Alae Section. It will also serve as an alternate road towards Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) in Tagoloan where cargo trucks coming from Bukidnon will be catered directly.
The Alae Bypass Road is part of the Proposed Cagayan de Oro Alternate Highway which is being requested for funding for its completion by 2019 and is among the priority projects in the provinces of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon.
DPWH has received total amount of P1.76 Billion for the project. It will require an additional allocation of P200 million for its full completion and opening slated November 2019.