DPWH to build 8 bridges in S. Tagalog

Published February 5, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

By Betheena Kae Unite

Eight bridges will be constructed in Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon this year, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) revealed over the weekend.

In Laguna, three projects will be implemented, the agency said. These include the 35-lineal-meter Nanguna Bridge along Rizal Boundary-Famy-Quezon Road; the 21-lineal meter Sala Bridge along Manila South Road (MSR); and the 30-lineal meter Bay 2 Bridge along Calamba-Sta. Cruz-Famy Junction Road.

It will also cover the construction of the bridges in Quezon namely: the 60-lineal-meter San Francisco, 42-lineal meter San Miguel Dau and Cogorin Bridges along MSR Junction.-Lopez Cabanatuan Road; and the 42-lineal-meter Sangirin Bridge along the Quezon-Alabat-Perez Road.

The 15-lineal-meter Sta. Maria Bridge along Talisay-Laurel-Agoncillo Road is also part of the package of projects.

Notices of Award have been issued to the winning contractors of the projects which will be implemented under a design-and-build scheme, Project Manager Estrella Villar of the DPWH-Unified Project Management Office for Region 4-A, said.

Contract perfection for the project package is underway while civil works are projected to start before the second quarter of 2018, Villar added.

The eight projects will be implemented under the DPWH’s Bridge Construction Replacement Project Contract Package 4.