ANGELES CITY — The construction of the Abacan Highway (NLEX-SCTEX Connecting Road) that is seen to ease traffic situation in this city will commence soon.
City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, together with some local officials, led the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for the formal start of the construction of the vital road development here.
The PHP236-million NLEX-SCTEX Connecting Road will be constructed along the Abacan Riverbank to be funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Convergence Program under the 2019 Roads Leveraging Linkages of Industry and Trade (ROLL-IT) program
Pamintuan said the road development will be divided into three stages that include the construction of the connecting road from the Angeles-Magalang Bridge to the Abacan Loop and Balibago Area.
“The project is eyed to decongest the traffic situation at the Pandan-Pulung Maragul-Magalang Area as it will connect the East (Pulung Maragul) and West (Anunas-Friendship) portions of the city via Abacan Riverbank,” he said.
He said the highway will also feature promenades of modern design, biking and jogging lanes.
“Aside from identifying our river’s history, we are also recognizing its potential as a viable road network that will connect the east and west portions of the city,” he added. (PNA)