MANILA -- Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar officially opened on Saturday to vehicular traffic the PHP264-million flyover project at the Aguinaldo-Daang Hari Intersection in Imus City, Cavite.
This is a vital project that will cut in half travel time of about 15 to 30 minutes from Daang-Hari Road -- the main road to and from thickly populated Cavite and Metro Manila, going to Malagasang-Bucandala-Alapan Road, he said in a statement.
He said the four-lane flyover in Barangay Anabu, with a total length of 564 lineal meters including approaches, is the first flyover built in Imus City, Cavite as a traffic solution to the busy Aguinaldo Highway-Daanghari Road intersection and nearby Anabu roads leading to the Cavite-Laguna Expressway.
Villar said the project will also have an impact on the government's program for air pollution control as the reduction of heavy traffic at the intersection had the added benefit of reducing carbon emissions due to the idling of vehicles.
The opening of the newly-completed flyover will improve the living standards of the people near the area and will fast-track the delivery of goods and services towards sustaining the growth and development of Imus City and even neighboring DasmariAas City in the province of Cavite, he said.
The flyover is expected to eliminate delays especially for the through traffic movement at Daang Hari Road and will also result in savings on vehicle operating cost, Villar added.
The construction started in March 2016 but the progress of work was hampered by the right-of-way issues and an accident at the worksite in May 2018.
The project was implemented by DPWH Regional Office 4-A (Calabarzon) led by regional director Samson Hebra together with the Cavite 1st District Engineering Office. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency