DPWH sets P200M for Zambo bypass road project — Fabian PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 17:51

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is allocating P200 million to jump-start the construction of a bypass road in this southern port city.

District 2 Rep. Erbie A. Fabian said the funding allocation is for the implementation of the first phase of the 32-kilometer bypass road, which is now on the drawing table, and would be implemented next year.

Fabian said the bypass road will link Barangay Culianan, 13 kilometers east of this city, to Barangay Patalon, 31 kilometers west of this city, passing through the hinterlands.

Culianan is in Fabian’s district while Patalon falls under this city’s first congressional district.
Fabian said the opening of the bypass road is aimed to reduce traffic congestion within five-kilometer radius from the city proper.

It will minimize the volume of vehicles entering the five-kilometer distance in going to the west coast coming from east coast and vice versa, he said.

At present, Fabian noted the travelers from the west coast in going to the east coast will either have to pass through the city proper or through the Gov. Ramos Avenue, which is within the distance of three kilometers from the city proper.

The construction of the bypass road has the support of several of the Congressmen as well as Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, he added.