By Silver C. Balanza
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Davao Region is pouring more than P1 billion in 4 key projects in Davao City aimed to lessen vehicular traffic woes, DPWH-Davao acting regional public information officer Dean Ortiz.
Ortiz identified the projects as: P554 million for the expansion of the Carlos P. Garcia Highway (South Diversion Road); the P170-million widening of the Maa Bridge; the P120-million widening of the Pangi Bridge, and the P264-million construction of road extension connecting and passing through Puan, Ulas, Bangkal, and Talomo.
Ortiz said the projects would expand perennial bottlenecks Maa Bridge and Pangi Bridge in South Diversion Road into four-lane bridges, while the Diversion Road would be widened into a six-lane highway.
Ortiz also said in the pipe line is a 2.5km mini-diversion roadway at the southern tip of Diversion Road to help de-clog Ulas, which is at the crossroad of heavy traffic volume coming from Central and Northern Mindanao.