The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has widened and improved portions of the existing Manila-Batangas Road in Barangays Concepcion, Mahabang Parang, Kumintang Ibaba, Kumintang Ilaya, and Balagtas in the City of Batangas.
District Engineer Sonia D. Paglicauan of DPWH Batangas 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO) reported the recent completion of two (2) road improvement projects that are seen to improve vehicular movement in Batangas City during rush hour.
“Through these projects, a total of 2.08-kilometer portion of Manila-Batangas Road in Barangay Concepcion and Mahabang Parang have an off-carriageway, road shoulder and closed canal; 913 meters of the road in Barangays Kumintang Ibaba and Kumintang Ilaya and 251 meters in Barangay Balagtas have also been widened, with road shoulder and drainage component,” said District Engineer Paglicauan.
“We aim to implement similar project in other road sections to further decongest traffic and address flooding in the City,” added District Engineer Paglicauan.
DPWH Batangas 2nd DEO spent a total of P52.89 Million for the road improvement project in Barangay Concepcion and Mahabang Parang while P66.59 Million was allocated to cover the additional two (2) lanes and other road improvement in portion in Barangays Kumintang Ibaba and Kumintang Ilaya.