August 31, 2020 at 09:50 pm
The Department of Public Works and Highways said the Sorsogon City’s baywalk in Barangay Balogo, was now open to motorists which would provide road travellers a pleasant view of the Sorsogon coastline.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the 5.52-km long four-lane Sorsogon City Coastal Road might be considered among the grandest “Build, Build, Build” projects in Bicol Region undertaken by DPWH Regional Office 5 and Sorsogon First District Engineering Office.
Senior Undersecretary for Luzon Operations Rafael Yabut said that other than decongesting the heavy traffic in the main thoroughfare of Sorsogon City, this road was built to provide protection to the surrounding areas from storm surge especially that Bicol Region is among the most frequent path of typhoons entering the Philippine area of responsibility.
The completed coastal road with rock causeway and three bridges, with 110.70 lineal meters long, begins at junction Daang Maharlika traversing several barangays of Sirangan, Sampaloc, Balogo and will eventually connect to barangays Pangpang, Tugos, Cambulaga, and Talisay in Sorsogon City.
He said the road project was a realization of infrastructure development plans of Sorsogon Governor and former Senator Francis Escudero and Sorsogon City Mayor Maria Ester Hamor.
Escudero described the Sorsogon Coastal Road as one of the best in the country and thanked the Department for supporting the development of Sorsogon Province by constructing roads that will improve exchange of goods between barangays and towns.