With about less than three weeks to the scheduled opening Laguindingan Airport, DPWH is rushing the road widening project along the Cagayan-Iligan section of the National Highway.
As shown, two more lanes are being added making it six lanes. But actually only four will be really utilized as the 3rd lane on each way will serve as the parking lane.
A hillside is among the “casualties” in the road widening.
relocating the electric poles and cables are also among the immediate concerns.
A portion of the highway still being set for “re-blocking” – the term used by DPWH in replacing the existing concrete road pavement.
Vehicular traffic is believed to increase significantly once Laguindingan Airport begins to operate.