Three big-ticket infrastructure projects in Cebu are now ready for implementation, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said.
The major projects in the pipeline are the Metro Cebu Expressway, Guadalupe-Lahug bypass road, and the Mandaue City-Consolacion-Liloan bypass road.
“Among the big ticket projects to be implemented include the highly anticipated 74 kilometers Metro Cebu Expressway Project, which will reduce travel from Naga City to Danao City from three hours to one hour and 25 minutes,” the Public Works and Highways chief said.
“We have already completed the feasibility study of the P50 Billion Metro Cebu Expressway Project. It will be implemented in three segments,” he noted.
The P50-billion Metro Cebu Expressway Project is part of Duterte administration's infrastructure program "BuildBuildBuild," which aims to increase the productive capacity of the economy and create jobs through the acceleration of massive infrastructure.
Also expected to decongest traffic congestion in Cebu is the planned construction of four-lane Guadalupe-Lahug By-Pass Road with a total length of 1.61 kilometers.
“The project with an estimated cost of P500 million will shorten travel time Barangay Guadalupe to Barangay Lahug by 50 percent from one hour to only 30 minutes,” Villar said.
“In addition, feasibility study is now on-going for the construction of Mandaue City-Consolacion-Liloan Bypass Road, which is expected to bring down travel time from Cebu City to the Municipality of Liloan by 50 percent,” he added. — Ted Cordero/RSJ, GMA News