DPWH holds public consultation for proposed Baler Bypass

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) conducted a public consultation for the proposed 2.936-kilometer bypass road project that will link the towns of Baler and San Luis in Aurora.

DPWH Regional Office 3 Assistant Construction Division Chief Jayson Jauco explained that the four-lane bypass road connecting barangay Bacong in San Luis to barangay Buhangin in Baler will have a 6.7-meter carriageway width, 2.5-meter shoulder, and 0.30-meter pavement thickness. 

It was also designed to have a dedicated 1.5-meter bike lane and a 2-meter elevated sidewalk for the safety of pedestrians.  

“The proposed road project will address the recurring congestion in the central town of Baler, particularly in barangay Buhangin where bottlenecks usually occur during rush hour. Once completed, the travel time between San Luis and the Aurora’s provincial capital will be shortened,” Jauco said.

He also clarified that the meeting was convened to discuss the technical aspects and advantages of the project, as well as to thresh out possible drawbacks that may arise such as the acquisition of road right-of-way and other concerns that may be confronted during project implementation.  

Jauco added that a parcellary survey has already been conducted and the properties to be traversed by the project have been identified. (CLJD-PIA 3)