Portion of Davao City coastal road project set to be opened this month

Published September 7, 2020, 12:39 PM

by Antonio Colina IV

DAVAO CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Davao Region targets to open the first 2.7-kilometer section of the Davao City Coastal Road Project to motorists by the middle of this month.

DPWH-Davao Region Public Affairs and Information Officer Dean Ortiz said on Monday that the initial phase has been completed “substantially,” with just a few more finishing touches such as the asphalting and other minor works.

The agency budgeted a total P2.6 billion for the “Bago Aplaya-Talomo section,” which runs from Barangay Bago Aplaya to Barangay Bucana.

The construction of this major road project started in 2017, according to Ortiz.

Before the scheduled opening, the official added that this road segment has already been attracting numerous joggers, bikers, and local residents who want to get a glimpse of the iconic Davao Gulf.

“The said road has caught the attention of Dabawenyos, as it has attracted droves of joggers, bikers and local tourists eager to see the beautiful scenery set before the majestic Davao Gulf,” he said.

The whole stretch of the road project will end at the Azuela Cove in Lanang.

He added that the construction works have already reached the Times Beach area in Barangay Matina Aplaya.