Bypass road to connect Pampanga towns being constructed

Pampanga Southern Bypass Road Project

An alternate road that will connect Sto. Tomas, Guagua, Minalin, Sasmuan, and Lubao in Pampanga is currently being constructed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) shared in a statement.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What Pampanga towns will the Pampanga Southern Bypass Road Project cover?

    The Pampanga towns that will be connected in the project are Sto. Tomas, Guagua, Minalin, Sasmuan, and Lubao.
  • When did the project start?

    The project began in 2018.
  • The agency said that the Pampanga Southern Bypass Road Project is now in the works. It is expected to address the traffic congestion on Pampanga’s major roads that includes the Manila North Road and Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA).

    Pampanga Southern Bypass Road Project

    A multi-year project, the yet-to-be completed bypass road started in 2018 with the road opening of 2.12 kilometers for the Lubao-Guagua Section and another 1.67-kilometer for the Sto. Tomas-Minalin Section.

    As of last April, the 104.80-lineal meter bridge at the Lubao-Guagua Section is 68.13 percent complete while the 76.60-lineal meter bridge at the Sto. Tomas-Minalin Section, 77.43 percent.

    Pampanga Southern Bypass Road Project

    The project’s scope of work includes the clearing and construction of the roadway embankment while simultaneously building a series of box culverts along the proposed alignment.

    Considered as one the priority projects of DPWH in Central Luzon, the public works department said that a total of P4.08 billion was already allocated from 2018 to 2022.

    Pampanga Southern Bypass Road Project

    Further, DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado was quoted in the statement that a budget of P281 million was also earmarked in 2021 for the construction of two bridges along the road’s alignment.

    Photos from Department of Public Works and Highways

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