MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) targets to commence by the second quarter the construction of a new road that will beef up connectivity to Sangley airport in Cavite.
“It’s going to start (construction) soon. It is already budgeted for 2020, so we will get it going by the second quarter,” Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said.
Villar said the project, which would cost between P200 million and P250 million, is expected for completion in a year’s time.
“It’s a major road. New alignment, using the coastal alignment. CAVITEX will be doing its own extension, but we will develop a road there along the coast,” he said.
“It goes along the coast to connect to Sangley since at present, when you go there it is quite congested. For this road we will use the coastline alignment,” Villar said.
The new road is eyed to start at the end of the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX) and will connect directly to Sangley.
For its part, Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) has also proposed to construct a five-kilometer spur road connecting the CAVITEX to the Sangley Airport.
The spur road is part of a 22-kilometer toll road proposal in Cavite by MPTC-unit Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. and the Philippine Reclamation Authority.
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