THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is fast-tracking the construction of a 3.06-kilometer coastal bypass road in the town of Lianga, Surigao del Sur.

“The Lianga Coastal Bypass Road is a major infrastructure project that will increase economic growth in the municipality and boost tourism by making the area a main stopover for foreign and local tourists visiting the various attractions in Surigao del Sur”, said Secretary Mark Villar.

Besides providing a diversion from the busy Surigao-Davao Coastal Road (SDCR) Lianga Section in Barangay Poblacion, the project also features a 1.34-kilometer coastal wall that will serve as a protective barrier for storm surges, as well as a bicycle lane and a sidewalk.

Once fully completed, the project will not only improve the traffic situation along the Poblacion section but also provide an area for people to enjoy a scenic coastal view.

Undertaken by DPWH Regional Office 13, the project commenced in 2018 and is targeted to be completed by the end of 2022.

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