The Department of Public Works and Highways-Region III said the Maluid-Cruz Bypass Road in Victoria, Tarlac may open in June.
“To date, the bypass road is nearing completion with only two months to go. Hopefully, we can open the bypass to the public by late June 2021. This is our way of giving the Tarlaquenos the convenience that they long deserved. We look forward to a more vibrant movement of people, especially our farmers, and of course, a better and safer roadway,” District Engineer Erelina B. Santos said.
According to Jesus Rivera, a farmer and a resident of Victoria, Tarlac, the families living right in the middle of these farmlands are among the top beneficiaries of bypass road project.
“Gone will be the days when we have no other choice but to walk through the dike. Now we can go and tend to our crops in the farm with ease but what makes us even happier with this new road is the thought that our children will not experience the same predicament that we have endured when we were their age,” according to Rivera.
In a statement, Santos said that being a part of the constructing and implementing arm of the government, it is only imperative for the District Engineer’s Office to be sensitive to the pleas of their stakeholders, and act accordingly at the soonest time possible.
“It is one way of earning the trust of our people and for them to appreciate the importance of National Government Agencies such as ours,” said Santos.
Farming comprises the livelihood of the community in Victoria, Tarlac and the shortened travel time between the Barangays of Maluid and Cruz via the new bypass road is expected to bolster the agri-economic opportunities in the area.