By ALFREDO P HERNANDEZ
A 1.2KM concrete diversion road will soon connect Baranggay San Pedro in Mambulao, CamNorte to the Maharlika Highway in Silang Dos in Labo town, the local government said.
Mayor Ricarte Padilla told MWBuzz earlier that this road would later serve as a diversion (short cut) for motorists bound for Mambulao or Paracale, instead of driving all the way through the Maharlika Highway till they reach Talubatib junction in Labo, before proceeding to either of the two coastal towns.
He said the detour road link would reduce travel time from the Maharlika Highway to Mambulao by more than half.
The mayor said the diversion road is nearing completion.
The LGU will do its best to cement the road from San Pedro to Mambulao to encourage motorist bound for Mambulao to use this route, he said.
This will spur economic activities along the highway, he added.
Padilla said the short cut road is one of the infrastructure initiatives of the local government under its road cementing program launched in July 2010 for the 27 baranggays of the municipality to create economic activities.
He said the LGU has secured funding for this San Pedro-Silang Dos road and for another 2km concrete road, also for San Pedro, from the Agrarian Reform Community Projects (ARCP).
The road project, which is being carried out by the provincial government, will link San Pedro to the municipal road network.
Meanwhile, the LGU has begun the electrification project in San Pedro under the “Pailaw sa Baranggay” program, with municipal funding.
It is also about to start a water facility system for the baranggay with funding from Teofisto (TG) Guingona III.
“Dito po sa ‘pailaw’ … we will do it in phase … starting with the major thoroughfareS in San Pedro … the rest of the area will follow,” Padilla said.
The LGU has also began constructing a 400m concrete farm road linking San Pedro’s Pinyahan to Purok 2.
It is hoped that the road would enhance the movement of farm produce towards the main roads, Padilla said.
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