LOOK: DPWH to extend Cagayan de Oro coastal road by 9km

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is proposing in its 2021 budget the inclusion of Cagayan de Oro Coastal Road Phase 2 that will extend the road from Barangay Igpit in Opol, Misamis Oriental to Barangay Gusa, Cagayan De Oro City.

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Image source: DPWH / Facebook

“To further ease mobility in the city, we hope to extend additional 9.30 kilometers of road which will be under Phase 2 of the project starting next year,” said Secretary Mark Villar.

The road project will further reduce travel time to and from Barangay Puerto and Barangay Igpit from the usual one (1) hour and 30 minutes via Butuan City-Cagayan de Oro City-Iligan City Road (BCIR), to only 25 minutes via CDO Coastal Road Extension.

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Image source: DPWH / Facebook

If the funding requirement is released as scheduled, the project will be completed in the year 2024.



“We also would like to include street lights, sidewalk, bike lane, trees and other public space components to further improve aesthetic of this road,” Villar added.

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Currently, DPWH is working on the remaining civil works of 17.97-kilometre Cagayan de Oro Coastal Road Phase 1 Project at Barangay Puntod section. This road project includes the construction of a rotunda that will connect Cagayan de Oro’s 3rd Bridge to the remaining section of the project near the Philippine Ports Authority.

Image source: DPWH / Facebook

Despite ongoing project status, its Gusa-Igpit section already opened to traffic in November 2017. This road traversing the local roads in the Agora section served its purpose in catering passenger buses, cargo trucks, and other heavy-loaded equipment, consequently, helping reduced traffic congestion in the city proper.

 




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—(Source: DPWH)

Blayce helped launch WhatALife! Blog in late May 2019, publishing trendy lifestyle and entertainment articles, local and international news reports, as well as inspiring feature stories of successful individuals hailing from Cagayan de Oro City. A jack-of-all-trades, she is a part-time gamer, occasional guitar player, and a zombie-genre fanatic.

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