DPWH completes Angat River Bridge widening project in Bulacan

Paulo Papa
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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar has announced the completion of the widening of the Angat River Bridge in Bulacan. The said 2.22-kilometer section of the Plaridel Bypass Road in the Province of Bulacan was expanded from two to four lanes.

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According to the DPWH Secretary, the newly completed infrastructure was built parallel to the two-lane two-way Angat Bridge (Bridge No. 8), one of the longest bridges in the Philippines with a total length of 1.12 kilometers.

The Plaridel Bypass Road Project was carried out by DPWH Unified Project Management Office — Roads Management Cluster 1 (UPMO-RMC 1) and is one of the flagship projects of the government to reduce travel time in the region.

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The project aims to alleviate the present traffic situation with about 15,000 vehicles diverted to the Plaridel Bypass, going past several towns of Bulacan and decongesting the traffic at Pan-Philippine Highway (PPH).

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A final inspection was conducted on the 2.22-kilometer widened section by Secretary Villar together with Undersecretary for UPMO Operations Emil Sadain and UPMO RMC 1 Project Managers Benjamin Bautista and Basilio Elumba.

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Undersecretary Sadain said that the CP-3 of ARBP-Phase 3, which cost P1.092 billion, was funded by the derived project savings from ARBP-Phase 2 financed by a loan agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Government of Japan (GOJ) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under PH-P250 and a new loan agreement also with JICA under PH-P266.

The contract package is said to cover portions of Brgy. Bonga Menor, Bustos, Bulacan up to Brgy. Tambubong, San Rafael, Bulacan.

Photos from DPWH

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