The Department of Public Works and Highways is proposing in its 2021 budget the inclusion of the Cagayan de Oro Coastal Road Phase 2 project that will extend the coastal road from Barangay Puerto in Opol, Misamis Oriental to Barangay Gusa in Cagayan De Oro City.
“To further ease mobility in the city, we hope to extend additional 9.3 kilometers of road which will be under Phase 2 of the project starting next year,” Secretary Mark Villar said.
The road project will further reduce travel from one hour and 30 minutes to only 25 minutes.
The road project will further reduce travel time to and from Barangay Puerto and Barangay Igpit from the usual one hour and 30 minutes via Butuan City-Cagayan de Oro City-Iligan City Road (BCIR) to only 25 minutes via the CDO Coastal Road Extension.
If funding requirement will be released as scheduled, the project will be completed in 2024.
“We also would like to include street lights, sidewalk, bike lane, trees and other public space component to further improve aesthetic of this road.”
“We also would like to include street lights, sidewalk, bike lanes, trees and other public space component to further improve aesthetics of this road,” Villar added.
DPWH is currently working on the remaining civil works of the17.97-kilometer Cagayan de Oro Coastal Road Phase 1 Project at Barangay Puntod section which includes the construction of a rotunda that will connect Cagayan de Oro’s 3rd Bridge to the remaining section of the project in the vicinity of the Philippine Ports Authority.
Despite its ongoing project status, the Gusa-Igpit section was opened to traffic in November 2017, traversing the local roads in Agora section to serve its purpose in catering passenger buses, cargo trucks and other heavy-loaded equipment, thus, helping reduced traffic congestion in the city proper.