Execs eye construction of ‘Quarry Road’ in megadike

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    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Central Luzon officials are bent in proposing the construction of a potential “Quarry Road” that will be used mainly by heavy trucks in a form of an overlay bridge along Mega Dike.

    This was discussed recently in a sit-down conference headed by Regional Development Council (RDC) Chairman Angeles City Mayor Ed Pamintuan together with National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Director Severino Santos, vice-chairman, Pampanga Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda and Former President and 2nd District Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo held at NEDA Regional Office 3.

    The RDC Chair declared that the national government has an annual allotment of P20 million for maintenance of Sta Cruz Manibaug Porac-Angeles City road if pushed through the group of officials recommend that the said fund will be utilized for the construction of the quarry road as a starting fund.

    Another proposal, the officials divulged that they will encouraged the group of Ramon Ang to invest in the construction of the quarry road in the form of public-private partnership.

    Pineda said that the construction of “Quarry Road” as an alternative road will prevent the yearly road maintenance spending of the provincial government amounting to P100 million a year.

    She also stressed that 5,000 heavy vehicles pass local roadways and are the main causes of accident, noise, traffic and damages to roads and properties.

    With the construction of a separate road intended for trucks and heavy vehicles, it will allow safer residential area for closely situated barangays, decreases deterioration of roadways and improves sense of community in the province, the governor added.

    The construction of the Quarry Road will tentatively start in 2018 upon the approval of the RDC and the part of the general appropriations act by the Congress.

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