Bataan flyover construction starts

PILAR, Bataan — The Department of Public Works and Highways has started the construction of a new four-lane flyover in this town to lessen traffic in the province.

DPWH Senior Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain said the sub-structure works are ongoing for the construction of the Ala-Uli Steel Flyover in Barangay Ala Uli this town to ease traffic congestion at the intersection of Gov. J.J. Linao National Road and Roman Superhighway (formerly Bataan Provincial Highway).

Considered as one of the priority projects to be implemented under the Mega Bridges for Urban and Rural Development Project, the project involves the construction and installation of 17.3-meter wide and 607.750-meter long flyover consisting of 195.59-meter modular steel flyover, 80-meter transition road on each side, and 124.612-meter road Approach A and 126.269-meter road Approach B.

Sadain said that the exponential rise in the number of vehicles going to Bataan Province — home to a special economic zone and freeport in Central Luzon that provides employment opportunities for the people, led to more pressure on existing road infrastructure.

Roman Superhighway caters to all types of vehicles from motorcycles to the large truck with trailers on a daily basis, making it one of the province’s busiest and most vital roads.

The flyover project which has a construction duration period of 18 months will improve the transport of goods and local products and is expected to further boost the economic potential of the province.

A smoother flow of traffic will also encourage people to visit various tourist destination of the province that has created livelihood opportunities for the residents.

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