P100-M road-widening project to affect hundreds of properties

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NAGA CITY (13-Mar-2013/PNA) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has allotted P100 million for a road-widening project from Naga City to the neighboring town of Pili in Camarines Sur.

The project, however, will affect real estate properties along the primary highway, a government engineer revealed.

Engineer Guilbert Romero of the Camarines Sur Second District Engineering Office said the government plans to widen the two-lane Maharlika Highway into four-lane road as the government enforces its road right-of-way limit, which is 15 meters, left and right, from the middle of the road.

But Romero said the planned road-widening is still in the preparatory stage wherein private owners along the highway are consulted and the redesign of the project is still to be finalized.

He said the DPWH, however, has decided to just implement a 12-meter clearing on both sides of the road for the road-widening project, which will be implemented after the elections.

Aside from the actual expenses in construction, the DPWH will also spend for payments to private owners whose titled properties will be affected. (PNA)

1 COMMENT

  1. It will be for the best interest of all if the plan for a 4-lane road is implemented. For decades and decades we’ve been suffering from the great inconvenience of congested roads in the Bicol Region. Let’s move on from this stagnant roadwork. I am for the expansion for a 15-meter widening on both sides. Once and for all, let’s have it for our future generations.

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