Bacolod City gets its first flyover

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Aug 10, 2011 Philippine Car News - Bacolod City gets its first flyover

Motorists in Bacolod City are expected to enjoy a smoother flow of traffic as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced the completion of the Lacson-Circumferential Flyover, the first flyover project in Negros Occidental.

Implemented by the DPWH-President's Bridge Program, the 195-lineal meter flyover and its 145-lineal meter approach road was built at a cost of P365.436 million. It was completed a month ahead of schedule to decongest the traffic in Bacolod City.

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According to DPWH undersecretary Rafael Yabut and assistant secretary Emil K. Sadain, both of whom serve as project implementation officers for Official Development Assistance-funded projects, the early completion of the project supports the DPWH's convergence program with the Department of Tourism as it serves as a support infrastructure for Bacolod, which is being promoted as a strategic tourism destination.

The newly-built flyover is also expected to boost to the development projects of the Department of Transportation and Communications by providing speedy access to the province's designated airports and roll-on-roll-off ports.

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