MANILA (DWDD) – Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar opened the Cagayan de Oro Coastal Road, a project which has started in 1997, on November 10.
“The Construction of the 12.77 KM Cagayan de Oro Coastal Road will serve as a bypass road starting from Brgy. Gusa in the eastern side all the way to the western side in Brgy. Igpit, Opol in Misamis Oriental, thus connecting six (6) barangays in the city and two (2) barangays in Opol,” Villar noted.
“The project will reduce travel time from Laguindingan Airport to city proper to 20 minutes,” he added.
The CDO Coastal Road has been suspended prior due to unresolved RROW issues. The Lapasan section has been negotiated and demolished on August 25.
“The 4B project is expected to ease access in the Eastern Side of Macajalar Bay in CDO, Gingoog in Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental and CARAGA,” Villar said.
“The project is expected to reduce travel cost by 30% within the region,” he added.
While the Gusa-Agora Section of the Coastal Road will be opened this November, the construction of the Agora-PPA-Corrales section is still on going.
This 2017, two projects are still ongoing in the eastern side in Lapasan and another in Puntod section. DPWH/MCAG