Major Bacolod road projects set this year

THE Bacolod Outer Circumferential Road is nearing completion with the diversion roads crossing from west to east up for construction this year under the DPWH. (PNA photo)

BACOLOD CITY–Three major road projects are set to start construction this year in Bacolod City to ease traffic congestion and open new growth areas in the south.

This, according to Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya, who revealed the projects include two diversion roads and one bypass road.

“I proposed these projects because we saw some areas in Bacolod that were converted into roads from north to south, but we still lack roads from west to east,” Gasataya said, adding that another contributing factor to his proposal was the worsening traffic situation in the city.

Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya/INews

“This is one way for us to decongest traffic along Burgos,” he said.

According to Gasataya, the major network of roads will be constructed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and funded by the national government under the General Appropriations Act.

The projects include a diversion road in the area of Barangay Sum-ag, another one in the area of Barangay Granada, and a bypass road in Circumferential Barangay Mandalagan that will connect to the Economic Highway going to Barangays Granada and Alangilan. All three will be four-lane roads.

ONGOING road repair of a portion of the BS Aquino Drive, a major artery of the city used especially by those coming from the north going to the eastern part of Bacolod./INews

Gasataya thanked DPWH Secretary Mark Villar for facilitating the approval of the much-needed infrastructure that, as a whole, is expected to be completed within three years.

Additionally. Gasataya said, three public markets—Sum-ag, Banago, and Granada—will soon be renovated./(Eugene Y. Adiong/INews-Bacolod/Negros Bureau)

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