TAGUM CITY, Davao Del Norte (DWDD) – DPWH 11 will soon implement a 1.625-kilometer long flyover project in Tagum City. The 4-lane flyover will be constructed along Daang Maharlika passing through strategic intersections in the city as it is a convergence point of all vehicular traffic coming from neighboring cities and municipalities. The city is traversed by three (3) major road systems: Daang Maharlika to the north; Diosdado Macapagal Highway to the east; and the Kapalong-Talaingod-Valencia road to the west.
Tagum with its very strategic location in Southern Mindanao is fast becoming a vital economic player in the region, hence, it has become a major choice for investors. With this, there is a need to address the foreseeable traffic along its roads in the coming years, not to mention the significant number of vehicles plying the city routes on a daily basis. The flyover project will then address this anticipated traffic not only at its major intersections (Apokon) but also in other road junctions along the busy sections of the highway.
As a whole, the flyover will become another major infrastructure that will provide better inter-regional linkage between regions 10, 11 and 13. DPWH 11 will construct this flyover in five phases for an estimated cost of Php 2.72B. An initial funding of PhP 300M has already been released for CY 2017, with the project commencing implementation in the coming weeks. DPWH/MCAG
Tagum City Flyover. The longest Flyover in Visayas-Mindanao region, spanning 1.6 Km
© DPWH Region XI
A TOTAL of P2.95 billion has been allotted for the construction of the flyover bridge in Davao Del Norte, the regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Davao said. "Currently, the budget released by DPWH for this year is P300 million, hopefully this year we will begin construction," Dean Ortiz, DPWH-Davao chief information officer, said. Ortiz added the pre-feasibility study is already done and the flyover project will help prevent future traffic congestion. "We are planning to set up the flyover at the town center that stretches along Pan-Philippine Highway, typically it's the main road where most vehicles pass through. In the coming years, we are forecasting heavy traffic in the area so we would want to avoid that," Ortiz added. He said the construction of the flyover will take about three years, with 2020 as the proposed target year of completion.
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PROJECT WATCH UPDATES:As of November 4, 2017
Tetuan Highway, Sta. Cruz Intersection
THE construction of the 1-kilometer flyover that would rise along the national highway section in Tagum City will start next week following a two-week mobilization and dry-run process.
snippedPhase 1 has a budget of P300 million, and the winning contractor is Uticon Builders Inc., said Corporal, a member of the technical working group created for the project.
https://businessmirror.com.ph/phase-1-of-p2-6-b-tagum-flyover-to-start-next-week/He added Phase 1 would cover Annette’s Chicken House to the PSBank branch in the city and would involve foundation works like footings and columns.
The superstructures will be in Phase 2 finishing in 2021, with the complete flyover spanning 1 kilometer from Car Asia to the CAP building.
Dry run starts today, crossing up to Annette's will be closed for 1 week...
traffic pa more!
Construction update of the 1.6 kilometer Tagum Flyover Project , which is set to be finished this 2020. This will surely benefit not only Tagum, but also the neighboring municipalities and cities . Vehicles from neighboring municipalities and cities can go to their destinations without crossing the busiest intersection in the city.��
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Agree. The road is wide enough to accommodate a streetcar / dedicated BRT and a bike lane. I feel like the money would have been better used for a mass transit system rather than the comfort of private car owners. Other Philippine cities should learn from the mistakes of Manila which prioritized cars rather than mass transit. A lot of cities in the world with flyovers or elevated highways have either decommissioned them or put them underground. Oh well, andyan na yan.They should have built a tram in the middle, bike lanes on the side and widened the sidewalk. Can’t believe they would willingly destroy the beauty of their city center with an unsightly flyover.