P269-M Clark road widening completed
CLARK FREEPORT — The Engineering Department of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) has reported the completion of the 11.8-kilometer road widening project worth P269 million. CDC president Noel Manankil said the state firm’s Construction and Management Division (CMD) stated that the three newly-widened major thoroughfares include the Manuel A. Roxas, Claro M. Rector, and Jose Abad Santos highways. The new road lanes were completed in time for the Association of South East Asian Nations meetings here. The ongoing widening of 3.4-kilometer Gil Puyat road leading to Mabalacat gate amounting to P122 million is set for completion this November. The road widening project is CDC’s contribution to the massive infrastructure build-up of the Duterte administration under the “Build Build Build” mantra.
For 2017, CDC spent P1.3 billion from its internally-generated funds for infrastructure projects. The additional road lanes include the six kilometers along Manuel A. Roxas Highway, which was widened from two to three lanes on both sides. Another one is the 2.3 kilometers at the entire stretch of Claro M. Recto Avenue of which one lane was added on each side, including the rehabilitation of the drainage system. The third project is the 3.5-kilometer additional lane on the entire stretch of Jose Abad Santos Avenue. The new lanes are now passable to all types of vehicles. The Gil Puyat Avenue, which is now 50 percent complete, leading to Mabalacat Gate is passable only to light vehicles due to the ongoing construction. The CMD also reported to Manankil that both sides of the Friendship gate was widened. A guard house has been built and the gate can be accessed by motorists going to and from of Clark and Angeles City.