Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya—The Department of Public Works and Highways has approved the funding of the proposed Bayombong-Quezon-Bagabag bypass road project in this province.
Vice Governor Lambert Galima Jr. said Public Works Secretary Mark Villar already allocated P10.8 million Pesos in the 2019 national budget for the feasibility study for the bypass road.
“We highly appreciate the immediate action of Secretary Villar as the SP [Sangguniang Panlalawigan] recently received his letter in response to our request to consider the proposed multiyear project of the DPWH Office in Bayombong,” he said.
Galima said the initial move from the national government opened the possibility that the bypass road project will push through. The project involves the construction of 31.127 kilometers of road.
He added that the road will also expose commuters, local and foreign tourists to the various eco-tourism potentials of the province.
“This bypass road project will cushion the heavy toll of traffic among commuters usually plying the Maharlika Highway,” Galima said.
The vice governor also said the project was proposed to provide an alternate route for commuters in going in and out of Cagayan Valley, in case the province’s prime bridges such as the Batu Ferry and San Lorenzo bridges will be damaged due to their old condition.