Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar has announced the opening on March 15 of 2.85-kilometer section of the Alaminos-San Pablo City Bypass Road Phase 1 Project in the province of Laguna.
Secretary Villar led the progress inspection of Alaminos, Laguna side of the bypass road starting from Daang Maharlika.
“This may only be just a small portion of the 12.83-kilometer Alaminos-San Pablo City Bypass Road but this marks the non-stop efforts of the Department to improve road network to support underdeveloped areas,” said Secretary Villar.
“The entire Alaminos-San Pablo City Bypass Road with five (5) bridge components is envisioned to cut travel time by as much as 20-40 minutes, thereby improving mobility between the two (2) towns of Laguna,” added Secretary Villar.
DPWH has so far completed 4-kilometer road opening and 1.63-kilometer road concreting under CY 2016; 1.22-kilometer road opening, construction of Bridge 1, 2, and 3 and 1.92-kilometer road concreting under CY 2017.
Five (5) segments funded under CY 2018, 2019, and 2020 are now ongoing covering the construction of Bridge 4 and 5 which are now 45 percent and 15 percent completed respectively. Also ongoing are the 5.31-kilometer road concreting with thermoplastic pavement markings now 15 percent completed, construction of another 2.45-kilometer road with line canal npw 25 percent completed, and widening of Bridge 1 and 2 now 89 percent completed.
The project has received a total allocation of P1.36 Billion since 2016 and will require P473 Million more in funds to cover the widening of Bridge 3, 4, and 5, and paving of shoulder of the entire bypass road project.