Tacloban City Bypass Road now open

Tacloban City Bypass Road Project

The Tacloban City Bypass Road Project is now open to motorists.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is the Department of Public Works and Highways's latest completed project?

    It is the Tacloban City Bypass Road.
  • How long is the newly constructed road?

    It is 6.405 kilometers long.
  • In a statement, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said that the 6.405-kilometer bypass road construction — which runs along Daang Maharlika and connects Barangays Nula-Tula and Caibaan — was officially inaugurated last Thursday.

    Tacloban City Bypass Road Project

    Leading the ceremony is outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte and DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado. They were joined by Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, House Majority Floor Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, and Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez.

     “We are proud of the successful completion of the Tacloban City Bypass Road, a significant project under the President Duterte administration’s Build, Build, Build Program”, Mercado said.

    Tacloban City Bypass Road Project

    According to the department, the newly-completed road project is eyed to improve road network efficiency, enhance travel experience and facilitate access to Tacloban City.

    “The constructed bypass road has four lanes and a portion with six lanes of concrete pavement with drainage and slope protection structures,” the department noted.

    Tacloban City Bypass Road Project

    Aside from that, the DPWH shared that the road helped decongest traffic along Daang Maharlika, increase development potentials, and reduce travel time from one and a half hour to 30 minutes.

    At least 1,000 road users are expected to benefit from the newly-opened road.

    Photos from Department of Public Works and Highways

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