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Dalipe: Construction of superhighway in full swing


Good news to motorists and commuters in the city’s east coast.

The 16-kilometer superhighway project initiated by District II Congressman Mannix Dalipe is now in full swing after the national government has allocated a total of P795 million for the project in the 2018 budget.

According to Dalipe, the superhighway project will connect the barangays of Cabaluay, Bolong, Mercedes and Zambowood.

Dalipe added that, “Zambowood and Mampang will be connected by a bridge that we’re going to construct.”

The said superhighway, which is considered as a modern diversionary road, will also pass through the barangays of Talon-Talon, Tugbungan and Tetuan.

Dalipe stressed that the superhighway will serve as a diversionary road that will greatly ease the worsening traffic congestion in the city, since motorists coming from the east coast will have an alternative route in going to the city proper.

The congressman inspected the road concreting of the superhighway over the weekend and expressed optimism that the said infrastructure project will be completed in two years.

In an interview with Zamboanga Today, Dalipe said that the ongoing construction of the superhighway did not utilize existing barangay roads in the east coast.

“Under the plan, the superhighway shall come up with new road openings and road concreting. Existing barangay roads will not be utilized,” Dalipe explained.

The congressman said the project was approved by the national government through his lobbying with the House Committee on Appropriation, chaired by Davao Congressman Carlo Nograles, and the Office of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.

Dalipe said the superhighway project was first proposed by him at the Regional Development Council (RDC).

“We are expressing our gratitude to Congressman Nograles and Speaker Alvarez for giving us their much needed support in the approval of our super highway project in Zamboanga City,” Dalipe said. (Jemuel Mojica)

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