photo by Cris Diaz

The planned Cagayan de Oro City coastal superhighway from Macabalan to Gusa will soon start after the ground breaking recently by Cong. Rufus Rodriguez at Lapasan. Rodriguez said the four-lane coastal highway is a 12-kilometer shoreline concrete road that would finally settle in Puerto and Bugo, the last barangay of Cagayan de Oro City’s eastern district.

Accordingly, the first phase, would cost some P600 million and will begin at at the shoreline of Macabalan to Gusa. An initial P120 million has been alloted by the Department of Public Highways (DPWH) to be used to reclaim the shorelines along Lapasan toward Gusa. DPWH is also scheduled to release another P360 million in 2010.

The remaining balance of the P1.4 billion project cost will be undertaken by the next administration since funding for the project is already approved.

A DPWH official said that the coastal superhighway is scheduled for completion in 2011. Once completed, the coastal highway will serve as a major alternate road that would definitely decongest traffic in Cagayan de Oro City.

After the laying of the time capsule, Rodriguez joined DPWH officials led by Director Jerome de la Rosa on an ocular survey of the expanse of the proposed Cagayan de Oro coastal superhighway and the proposed reclamation of the shoreline along Macabalan Bay’s northeastern shores aboard coastguard patrol boat BRP Romblon (SARV-3503).

from an article by Cris Diaz of Gold Star Daily

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