DPWH to build wider roads, better drainage in Boracay

By: - Reporter / @JLeonenINQ
/ 03:49 PM April 27, 2018


APRIL 25, 2018 Boracay Island: bad roads, less traffic. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON




The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Friday promised to take advantage of the six-month closure of Boracay to build wider roads and improve the drainage system along the Boracay Circumferential Road network.


DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the agency’s initial steps include the demolition of structures that occupy the 12-meter government road right-of-way, as well as to clean and declog existing drainage systems on the resort island’s road network.

“We have six months to restore the beauty of Boracay. For this period we aim to complete the whole Boracay Circumferential Road that will strictly follow the 6.10-meter carriageway standard and road right-of-way on both sides as we also plan to build sidewalks and bike lanes for the pedestrians,” Villar said in a statement.

Roads on the resort island, Villar said, were “narrow due to road right-of-way violations, with structures closely built along national roads, resulting to carriageways being shared by both vehicles, pedestrians, and merchants.”

“Three sections with a total length of 5.2-kilometer which will require P490 million budget is needed to complete Boracay Circumferential Road,” Villar said.

“An improved drainage and sewerage system will also be incorporated along the main road to contain in-land flooding and unabated waste discharge to the beach,” he said.          /muf

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Boracay, dpwh, Drainage, roads, Villar
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.