By Betheena Unite
A bypass road that stretches from Bukidnon to Misamis Oriental is now 10 percent away from completion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.
The Alae Bypass Road that links Alae, Bukidnon to Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental is now 89.8 percent completed, according to DPWH Region 10 director Zenaida Tan.
Alae Bypass Road will serve as an alternate road for the busy Sayre Highway, Puerto-Alae Section. Cargo trucks coming from Bukidnon toward Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) in Tagoloan will be mostly benefit from the road.
The road will start from Barangay Casinglot, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental passing through sitios of Malaiba and Bugna, Barangay Mantibugao and will end in Barangay Alae, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.
The road project involves the construction of a 10-kilometer new road, improvement of seven-kilometer existing road, and the construction of three bridges spanning a total of 237 linear meters, with slope protection and drainage system components.
Tan noted that the Alae Bypass Road is part of the proposed Cagayan de Oro Alternate Highway which is being requested for funding for its completion by 2019 and is among the priority projects in the provinces of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon.
DPWH has received total amount of P1.76 billion for the project. It will require an additional allocation of P200 million for its full completion and opening in November 2019.