P46-B Davao bypass road construction to start Q1
Date: Aug 7, 2017
Source: Business World By Carmencita A. Carillo
DAVAO CITY — Construction of the P46-billion Davao City bypass road project, which will be partly financed by a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is scheduled to start within the first quarter next year, according to a city official.
A view of the four-lane bypass road stretching from Daang Maharlika Bunawan section up to the Milan (Buhangin) section of the Carlos P. Garcia Highway in Davao City. The road project is one of the thirteen (13) Bypass Road projects being implemented by DPWH 11 in the city for 2017.
“The city government was requested to stop giving development permits in areas where the bypass road will be constructed,” City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) Chief Ivan C. Cortez said in an interview.
Mr. Cortez said the road design and implementation plan has been finalized and approving new real estate development along the route would mean additional right-of-way costs or an adjustment of the project scope.
The bypass project is divided into two packages: Package I covering 28.8 kilometers (km), to be financed by JICA; and Package II consisting of 44.6 km to be bankrolled by the government.
“The bypass road will connect Toril (in the south of Davao City) through Barangay Magtuod to Panabo (City, Davao del Norte),” Mr. Cortez said. “The first phase will stop at Magtuod, which will host the two tunnels.” he added.