After the groundbreaking held last November 2009, the Coastal Superhighway Project has showed significant progress. As of March 2010, a significant portion of coastal waters in Lapasan have already been reclaimed. The 1.4 Billion project of Congressman Rufus Rodriguez is designed to connect to the Cagayan de Oro 3rd Bridge Project (Puntod-Kauswagan).
Photos below show dumptrucks loaded with boulders in the farther side of seaside Lapasan. Construction of rock armor fencing is a vital part of reclamation. The huge rocks or boulders will first be dumped along the boundary so that minimal filling materials will be carried away by sea currents. The four(4)-lane highway will reclaim a significant portion of coastal areas along the Lapasan-Gusa area. Reclamation began from the south end of Cagayan de Oro Port.
This project will ever change Cagayan de Oro’s coastal landscape…perhaps similar to Roxas Boulevard (wishful thinking)?
all photos by DKD of SSC