DPWH to complete 1st part of Boracay road rehab this month

Published March 18, 2019, 9:41 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Betheena Unite

Rehabilitation of the four-kilometer portion of the Boracay Circumferential Road, the world-renowned island’s major road network, will be completed this month, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar bared.

Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar (ALBERTO GARCIA / MANILA BULLETIN)
Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar (ALBERTO GARCIA / MANILA BULLETIN)illar

The remaining portion of the road, however, will be fully rehabilitated and opened to the public before the year ends, Villar vowed Monday.

Phase 1 of Boracay Circumferential Road Rehabilitation Project, which covers the 4.122-kilometer portion of the road is now “substantially-completed,” the secretary said following a recent inspection on the road.

This means that the 2.66-kilometer section from Cagban Port to Hue Hotel and the 1.462-kilometer segment from Hue Hotel to Elizalde will be fully opened to motorists.

Phase 1 covers the concreting of the two-lane road, including sidewalks with paving blocks, ramps and planting strips.

Further, civil works for Phase 2 of the project are expected to be completed by year-end. This phase of the project starts from Elizalde property passing through Ambassador Hotel to City Mall, with a length of 1.9 kilometers.

It also includes the improvement of road from Tambisaan Port to Rotonda with a length of 1.462 kilometers.

Villar furthered that aside from Boracay Circumferential Road, the department will be working on the road along Lake Town, near D’ Mall.

The department’s main task on the whole rehabilitation process of Boracay Island was to expand the island’s main road into an ideal 12-meter wide road, get right of ways, and to complete the road’s missing link.