New by-pass roads to boost transpo, economic growth

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Iloilo 2nd District Engineering Office is undertaking two significant by-pass road projects aimed at enhancing connectivity and stimulating economic growth in Iloilo towns.

These new roads are designed to streamline traffic flow and provide easier access to various destinations within the province.

The ₱50-million Maasin By-Pass Road in Barangay Magsaysay, Maasin, features a 900-lineal meter, 2-lane Portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP) road. This project also includes stone masonry for slope protection, a 1,279-lineal meter lined canal, and box culverts.

Additionally, the ₱80-million Pototan By-Pass Road, Package 1, stretches from Barangay Amamaros to Barangay Iwa Macatol and involves constructing a 2,060-lineal meter, 4-lane PCCP road to accommodate a larger volume of vehicles.

In a report from District Engineer Allan Rey R. Pajimna, Regional Director Sanny Boy O. Oropel highlighted the benefits of these by-pass roads in reducing traffic congestion in Maasin’s town proper, cutting down daily commuting times, and facilitating smoother access to markets, establishments, and services across various municipalities in Iloilo.

“These road projects will improve traffic conditions and foster easier movement of vehicular traffic, enhancing accessibility for residents and businesses,” Oropel emphasized.

“These projects signify our commitment to enhancing connectivity and promoting socio-economic development in the region. Through such endeavors, we aim to create a conducive environment for growth and prosperity in Iloilo,” added Oropel.

The by-pass roads are poised to become catalysts for development, unlocking new opportunities for residents, businesses, and travelers. DPWH aims to foster sustainable growth, improve mobility, and enhance the overall quality of life for Iloilo residents.

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