DPWH: Albay to Sorsogon Alternative Route to be Completed in 2018 Reduces Travel Time to 3 Hours


The regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Region 5 (Bicol Region) reported that an alternative route between the province of Albay and Sorsogon is being fast tracked for completion in 2018. The said alternative route can reduce as much as three (3) hours travel time between Manito, Albay and Bacon, Sorsogon.


According to DPWH Region 5 Director Danilo E. Bersola, the Bacon-Manito Road which will be a 15.3-kilomter, 2-lane road with five (5) bridges traversing mountainous terrain along the east coast of Albay and Sorsogon is being implemented by DPWH Regional Office 5 with only three (3) ongoing contracts to be completed.

DPWH 5 also noted that one of the contracts which covers the 3.9-kilometer gaps in Barangay Osiao to Barangay Sto. Niño in Bacon, Sorsogon is almost complete at 93.7 percent work accomplishment. For this segment, DPWH allocated P183 million to undertake road opening, paving, drainage construction, and right-of-way acquisition.

The contract covering the P110 million opening of 699 lineal meters road and concreting of 232 lineal meter road, and construction of two (2) bridges in Bacon Sorsogon is now 40 percent completed while the last phase involving the P150 million concreting of 836 lineal meter road, gravelling of 756 lineal meter road, and construction of two (2) bridges also in Bacon, Sorsogon.

Residents of the areas where the alternative road was built have been enduring transportation problems for the past few years. Currently, the motorists from Manito, Albay have to pass by lengthy secondary roads and congested Daang Maharlika Road to get to Bacon, Sorsogon and vice versa. With the completion of the project, motorists can bypass the city road and the original route which is four (4) times longer than Bacon-Manito Road.

In an official statement released to the main office of the DPWH headed by Sec. Mark Villar, Director Versal was quoted as saying "This road will provide a better and safer alternative route to the traveling public. It will not only result to substantial savings for motorists but also improve economic condition of these nature-rich areas of Albay and Sorsogon," Director Versola stated.

Source: DPWH Official Website


DPWH: Albay to Sorsogon Alternative Route to be Completed in 2018 Reduces Travel Time to 3 Hours DPWH: Albay to Sorsogon Alternative Route to be Completed in 2018 Reduces Travel Time to 3 Hours Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 2/13/2018 Rating: 5

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