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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Laguindingan road Interchange Project Gets RDC Nod

By: Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

MISAMIS ORIENTAL NEWS – The construction of a complementary infrastructure support facility of the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP) have been approved by the Regional Development Council of region 10 (RDC-X).

Worth Php500 million, the Laguindingan Road Interchange Project (LRIP) aims to improve access from and to the LADP by constructing a two-lane elevated highway to address the traffic congestion along the junction of the Butuan-CDO-Iligan Road (BCIR) and the airport access road.

Mayor Lawrence Ll. Cruz of Iligan City said the LADP is expected to be completed in the first quarter, next year, and among the identified concerns upon its completion is the proposal to construct a road interchange project.

“The RDC-X Infrastructure and Utilities Development Committee having thoroughly discussed the merits of the proposal has recognized the urgency and importance of the project,” Cruz, who is also the RDC-X Chairperson, said.

Meanwhile, the LRIP will have the following components and their estimated cost: Civil works consisting of an estimated 1.50 km. ramp worth Php45 million, and 60 lineal meter pre-stressed concrete box girder bridge with a design capacity of not more than 25 tons, Php60 million .

Road widening of 2 km. length, Php50 million, retaining wall of about 200 meters, Php40 million, drainage facilities of about 1.5 km. in length and installation of street lighting and traffic control devices, Php100 million.

Acquisition of the Road Right of Way (RROW), Php100 million and technical assistance, Php35 million.

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