DPWH opens 3 major infra projects in northern Luzon

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Manila, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced that three major infrastructure projects in Northern Luzon were opened to motorists, which include alternate and faster routes to Benguet and Baguio City.

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the undertakings are the Aringay-Tubao Alternate Road and Anduyan Bridge in the province of La Union, and the Laoag City Bypass in Ilocos Norte.

Villar also cited that opening of the projects in La Union will surely give a better and faster road system for motorists travelling to Benguet and Baguio.

The alternate road is a 14.24 kilometers road section along Aringay-Tubao, La Union which will ease and provide a scenic travel to Asin Hotspring in Tuba, Benguet and Baguio City.

“This alternate route will lessen travel time from Tuba, La Union to Benguet from 2 hours to 35 minutes and will cut travel time from 2 hours to just 1 hour going to Baguio City,” Villar said in a statement on Saturday.

Meanwhile, DPWH said that Anduyan Bridge that opened in November was an early Christmas gift to the people of Barangay Rizal and Alog East in Tubao, La Union.

“Ang kagandahan sa tulay na ito ay hindi na kailangan mag-balsa ng ating mga kababayan. Kung dati rati ay kailangan pa nilang mag balsa upang makatawaid lang sa Aringay river, ngayon ay mayroon na silang kalsada na maaring gamitin sa araw-araw nilang gawain,” Villar added

This new two-lane bridge features 12 spans that consist of 30-meter pre-stressed concrete girders.
Anduyan Bridge also features warning and regulatory signages, reflective pavement markings, solar-powered street lights, stone masonry slope protection, reinforced concrete railings, and sidewalks for pedestrians.

“Another impact of this project is that it will decongest traffic along Marcos Highway. Lalo na ngayon na sarado at prone pa rin sa landslides ang Kennon Road. Yung mga kababayan natin na balak magpasko sa Baguio ay maari ng dumaan dito,” Villar added.

The DPWH chief also reported the opening of the Laoag City Bypass.

“We are happy to announce the opening of the last phase of the Laoag City Bypass Road. This will cut travel time from 45 minutes to just 10 minutes,” Villar said

“In time for New Year, we were able to complete the last phase of Laoag City Bypass Road that was implemented to divert traffic at Laoag City proper and reduce travel time of motorists from 45 minutes to just ten (10) minutes,” he added

Before the completion of the bypass road, traffic congestion has always been a daily problem since Laoag is located at the west central part of Ilocos Norte, making it hard to transport.

Source: PTV News 

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