DPWH to construct three major by-pass roads in Iloilo worth P394M

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Three major by-pass roads in Iloilo province worth P394 million have been lined up by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH that will decongest traffic on national highways in the northern and central parts of the province.

The by-pass roads will be constructed in Passi City, and the towns of Zaraga, and Barotac Nuevo.

The DPWH said in a statement that the by-pass road project in Passi City involves the construction of 2.7-kilometer road and 6-span, 30 meter pre-stressed concrete girder type IV-B bridge including approaches and slope protection along Iloilo-Capiz Road in the amount of P143 million.

DPWH will also construct P100-million by-pass road in Zarraga, Iloilo, which involves the construction of 1.20-kilometer portland concrete cement pavement and slope protection.

Another by-pass road in Barotac Nuevo, Junction Iloilo East Coast Capiz Road will be implemented, covering the construction of 1.78-kilometer concrete road in an amount of P151 million.

DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the completion of these by-pass roads would boost the economic activities and improve the transport of goods and services in Region 6.

Other than by-pass roads in Iloilo, DPWH is currently undertaking the second phase of the P500-million Kalibo Circumferential Road in Aklan, which covers the construction of a new bridge stretching 750 lineal meters, including approaches and right-of-way amounting to P250 million.