By: Benjamin Moses M. Ebreo
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has approved the funding of the proposed Bayombong-Quezon-Bagabag bypass road project in this province.
Vice Governor Lambert Galima, Jr. said DPWH secretary Mark Villar already allocated at least P10.8 Million in the 2019 National Budget for the conduct of a feasibility study for the bypass road project.
“We highly appreciate the immediate action of Secretary Villar as the Sangunian Panlalawigan recently received the Secretary’s letter in response to the request of the SP to consider the proposed multi-year project of the DPWH Office in Bayombong,” Galima said.
The vice governor said the initial move from the national government opened the possibility that the bypass road project will push-through.
He said the by-pass road project involves the construction of 31.127 kilometer road.
He added that the road project will also expose commuters, local and foreign tourists to the various eco-tourism potentials of the province.
“This bypass road project will cushion the heavy toll of traffic among commuters usually plying the Maharlika Highway,” Galima further said.
The elected official added that the project was proposed to provide alternate route for commuters in going in and out of Cagayan Valley region in case the province’s prime bridges such as the Batu Ferry and San Lorenzo bridges will be damaged due to their old condition.