DPWH begins road widening projects in Koronadal City

MANILA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Friday announced the start of two widening projects worth PHP33 million in Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

According to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, the projects aims to facilitate improvement of economic activities in the city by solving traffic congestion along Cotabato-Marbel Road and Bolok Bridge.

DPWH, in partnership with local government units, is committed in contributing to solve traffic congestion in the country as it has long been impeding our growth, he said in a statement.

The PHP19-million bridge expansion along the Marbel-Makar Road shall ease traffic jams on the city's rotunda.

The bridge project, which is targeted to be completed in December, constitutes a 3.66-meter roadway increase in each direction, including construction of concrete railing and sidewalk.

On the other hand, Villar said the additional two lanes for the present four-lane Cotabato-Marbel road along Alunan Avenue shall cut commuters' travel time, especially during rush hours, as the road is considered as one of the busiest roads in Koronadal.

The PHP43 million road-widening project, which involves the construction of a 1.5-meter sidewalk with a curb and gutter.

It is expected to be completed on March 2020.

Both projects are being implemented by the DPWH South Cotabato District Engineering Office and were funded under the 2019 DPWH Regular Infrastructure Program. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency