Davao City expects construction of 3 flyovers in 2 years

Subscribe Now August 06, 2012 at 08:28pm

The city government of Davao is expecting the construction of three flyovers in the national highways within the next two years which will be implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways. The flyovers will be located in Ulas crossing, Matina crossing and Panacan-Diversion Road junction, said City Planning and Development Office Chief Roberto Alabado III.

Alabado said the Ulas junction flyover will be the first to be built with construction works to be started in January of 2014.

The other two flyovers are slated to be constructed in the next two years. Alabado said preparatory works such as road widening and the transfer of electric posts and other structures will soon be started.

The city government is currently preparing the Annual Investment Plan (AIP) of these three flyovers so that it could be included in the priority projects of the city. The AIP is expected to be submitted this week to the City Council.

“The national government is now strict; they want these projects to be the priority projects of the local government before they could fund it,” Alabado said.

The flyovers are part of the Presidential Bridge program (Mega Bridges for Urban and Rural Development Project) with each flyover is costing around P250 million. They are modular steel bridges faster to build but smaller compared to regular flyovers.

The flyovers can help decongest traffic in the area though they are just two-lane flyovers, Alabado said.

Each flyover is expected to be finished within six months owing to the modular approach in building.

Alabado said that aside from flyovers, they are eyeing the construction of steel bridges that would connect the second and third districts in the city particularly in Barangay Callawa. The sprawling second and third districts are prime agricultural areas in the city.

Source: pia.gov.ph

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