ILOILO CITY, July 12 (PIA6) - - The Department of Public Works and Highways 6 (DPWH 6) is now implementing the construction of three by-pass roads that will provide alternate access, unclog traffic and lessen travel time from Iloilo City to northern part of Iloilo and provinces of Aklan and Capiz, vice versa.
The P438.881 million worth by-pass roads projects are constructed in Passi City and in Zarraga and Barotac Nuevo towns in Iloilo province.
DPWH 6 said the completion of Zarraga and Passi By-Pass Roads would provide alternate access to motorists plying from Iloilo City to provinces of Aklan and Capiz, without passing the Poblacion area that will shorten travel time and decongest traffic in the town/city proper.
On the other hand, the Barotac Nuevo By-Pass Road will provide alternate access to various tourist destinations and towns in the northern part of Iloilo province.
DPWH 6 Director Regional Wenceslao M. Leano, Jr said in the agency's press report that the construction of the P229.183-million Passi By-Pass Road in Passi City is implemented in two phases.
Phase 1, which is now on-going, covers the construction of 6 spans, 30-mm Pre-Stressed Concrete Type IV-B Girder Bridge on Bored Pile Foundation including approaches and slope protection in the amount of P125.584 million.
Phase 2 of the project costing P103.59 million will open a 4-lane new road with the length of 2.817 kilometers and width of 20.0 meters, wherein two lanes of which with the length of 0.857 kilometers will be initially concreted with Portland Concrete Cement Pavement (PCCP) with the width of 3.35-meters, including slope protection and cross drains.
The construction of Barotac Nuevo By-Pass Road-Jct. Iloilo East Coast-Capiz Road, in the amount of P109.698 million, involves opening of 1.75-kilometer, 4-lane new road, 13.40-meter wide PCCP, with slope protection.
Likewise, the construction of Zarraga By-Pass Road worth P100.00 million, involves opening of 1.20-kilometer new road, 13.40-meter wide PCCP, with slope protection. (JBG/DPWH6/laf/PIA6-Iloilo)
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