DPWH resumes NCR road rehabilitation
Citing reports from DPWH-NCR Director Ador Canlas, Villar said road rehabilitation using the one-day curing concrete mix was carried out at 11 p.m. on Friday, along Ortigas-Granada Road after Ortigas-Granada Bridge, second lane from the sidewalk.
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DPWH resumes NCR road rehabilitation

Jose Rodel Clapano (The Philippine Star) - December 6, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Sec. Mark Villar announced over the weekend that road rehabilitation in the National Capital Region (NCR) resumed on Friday.

Citing reports from DPWH-NCR Director Ador Canlas, Villar said road rehabilitation using the one-day curing concrete mix was carried out at 11 p.m. on Friday, along Ortigas-Granada Road after Ortigas-Granada Bridge, second lane from the sidewalk.

Villar said the road rehabilitation at Ortigas-Granada is under the implementation of the DPWH Quezon City 2nd District Engineering Office and the project was given clearance by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.

Due to expected temporary traffic slowdown in affected areas, Villar advised motorists to take alternate routes.

Villar said the affected road section will reopen at 5 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.

In a related development, the DPWH Secretary on Friday formally inaugurated the completed Phase 1 and 2 road portions of Boracay Circumferential Road that were concreted, widened and constructed with drainage system, wider sidewalks, provisions for street lighting, tree planting and road safety markings.

He said the completed segments of the Boracay Circumferential Road Project for Phase 1 spans 4.47 kilometers and has three sections, namely Cagban Port to Hue Hotel, Hue Hotel to Elizalde, up to Bolabog Dramatic Road. The Phase 2 portion is 3.36 kilometers and has three sections: Elizalde to Ambassador, Ambassador to City Mall and from Tambis-an Port to Rotonda.

Also completed is the 800-meter section in Laketown which was funded in 2019.

“Almost half of the entire 21.64-kilometer Boracay Circumferential has been improved, and we are set to implement the remaining 11.68-kilometer section in the coming years to bring further transport relief to both locals and visitors of Boracay Island,” Villar said.

He said the DPWH has so far allocated P890 million for the completion of Phase 1 and 2, and the remaining section will require P1.13 billion in funding.

“Once fully completed, Boracay Circumferential Road will reduce travel time from Cagban Port in Barangay Manoc Manoc to Ilig-Iligan Beach in Barangay Yapak by as much as 40-45 minutes from the usual one hour and 30 minutes. We are hopeful that better roads will make Boracay more appealing and beneficial to tourists and islanders,” Villar said.

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