Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Sec. Mark A. Villar officially opened to vehicular traffic yesterday (Saturday) the P264-million flyover project at the Aguinaldo-Daang Hari Intersection in Imus City, Cavite
Secretary Villar said that the four lanes flyover in Barangay Anabu with a total length of 564 lineal meters including approaches is the first flyover built in Imus City, Cavite as a traffic solution to the busy Aguinaldo Highway – Daanghari Road intersection and nearby Anabu roads leading to the Cavite-Laguna Expressway.
The opening of the newly-completed flyover will improve the living standards of the people near the area and will fast-track the delivery of goods and services towards sustaining the growth and development of Imus City and even neighboring Dasmariñas City in the Province of Cavite.
This is a vital project that will cut in half travel time of about 15 to 30 minutes from Daang-Hari Road – the main road to and from thickly populated Cavite and Metro Manila, going to Malagasang-Bucandala-Alapan Road, added Secretary Villar.
The flyover is expected to eliminate delays especially for the through traffic movement at Daang Hari Road and will also result in savings on vehicle operating costs.
Villar said that the Aguinaldo-Daang Hari Intersection Flyover will also have an impact on the government’s program for air pollution control as the reduction of heavy traffic along the intersection had the added benefit of reducing carbon emissions due to idling of vehicles.
The project was implemented by DPWH Regional Office IV-A headed by Regional Director Samson Hebra together with the Cavite 1st District Engineering Office.
Construction started in March 2016 and progress of work was hampered by the right-of-way issues and an accident in the ongoing construction in May 2018 when an error happened on the part of the boom crane operator placing the girder or concrete beam in the flyover, causing the collapse and the need to fabricate new girders. (RONDA BALITA Online)