DPWH chief unveils P365-M new flyover in Bacolod city

the Araneta-Magsaysay flyover in Bacolod city / Photo from DPWH Sec. Facebook post

Manila, Philippines – Secretary Mark Villar of Public Works and Highways led the inauguration of the Php365-million worth Araneta-Magsaysay flyover in Bacolod city on Tuesday.

The road is located in the southern part of Bacolod city, which is also the second flyover after the one situated in Lacson street.

Sec. Villar said that DPWH wants to make the BacoleƱos happy this Christmas, thus, it fast tracked the completion of the said flyover.

“We assure you this is only the start. We have more projects to be implemented here,” he added.

“Just opened the Araneta – Magsaysay Avenue Flyover in Bacolod City. The bridge employs prefabricated modular steel technology, which is expected to reduce carbon emissions “says DPWH chief on his Facebook post.

The Araneta-Magsaysay flyover is a double-lane pavement with five spans of modular steel technology of French government’s Matierre S.A.S., four piers with a total length of 195 lineal meters, and road approaches of 280 meters.

Villar also announced that DPWH is still conducting feasibility study to be able to add more flyovers in Bacolod.

He added that Bacolod is one of the receiver of the “golden age” infrastructure project of President Rodrigo Duterte under Build, Build, Build program.

“Let us support him because he has a good plan for Negros Island, especially Bacolod,  because he saw the potential of the city. He loves Negros so expect more projects here,” he said.

Meanwhile, Bacolod local government was very pleased for it will not only ease the traffic but will also contribute to the economic boost and modernization of facilities when it comes to infrastructures in Bacolod.

DPWH Sec. Mark Villar during the unveiling of Araneta-Magsaysay flyover / photo from his Facebook post (ctto)

Source: PNA

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