DPWH builds 3-in-1 road in Legazpi City


LEGAZPI CITY --- Works are in progress for the construction of an alternative road with flood control facilities and health and fitness component in this city. During an inspection conducted, DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar checked the progress of the ongoing construction of 1.67 kilometer coastal road with joggers’ lane and seawall, including drainage facilities at Barangay Baybay, here. Villar was joined by Undersecretary Dimas O. Soguilon, Assistant Secretary Eugenio R. Pipo, DPWH-Region 5 Director Danilo E. Versola, DPWH-Region 5 Construction Division OIC Chief Cornelio Relativo, and other DPWH Regional Directors who were in Bicol for the DPWH Unified Regional Directors meeting. Villar expressed confidence that the project would not only help decongest traffic in Legazpi City, but will also effectively protect people from the coastal hazards and lessen flooding occurrence upon its completion in the first quarter of 2018. The P330M project is part of the Legazpi City Urban Drainage Improvement Project, which is a priority project of DPWH considering the city’s vulnerability to flooding during heavy rains, typhoons and high tide, with its location near Albay Gulf and several other watercourses. Also, the new road will encourage fitness and wellness activities for local residents and tourists because of the joggers’ lanes along the seawall.