The highly anticipated P683-Million Underpass Project in Cebu City particularly along N. Bacalso Avenue starts construction today, August 8, 2017. The underpass project in Cebu City is considered as one of the priority project of Pres. Rody Duterte in the Visayas Region.
In an interview with the local media, Francisco Ouano, Cebu City Transportation Office operations head, revealed that according to the advice of Mayor Tomas Osmeña, they
will proceed with the closure of the northbound side of the highway by 5
A portion of the N. Bacalso Avenue in front of Shopwise is now closed to traffic as work on the underpass project is now ongoing. The closure of the said areas will run for the next three to four months and will be temporarily opened once the DPWH 7 finishes Phase 2 of the project.
to Cabreros St. then to Tagunol St., then to their point of
Private vehicles, on the other hand, can still access the affected area.
In a news conference conducted by Mayor Tomas Osmeña, he told reporters that he has received complaints from residents over he construction of a wall in the affected area. Residents lamented that they were not given a heads up by the DPWH and
sought the City’s help.
Mayor Osmeña was quoted as saying “They can’t just put up a wall and block off. It’s traumatic for the
residents because their livelihood is disrupted abruptly. The project
will push through, but don’t do it like that,” Osmeña said.
Upon completion, the underpass will have two lanes that are two-way.
This will accommodate vehicles going from Cebu City to the south and
vice versa while passing just straight through N. Bacalso Avenue.
On each side of the depressed portion, there will also be two-lane
roads which can accommodate those who have to turn to and from F. Llamas
St. going to the city.