THE Department of Public Works and Highways on Saturday formally opened to motorists the P264 million flyover project on Aguinaldo-Daang Hari intesection in Imus City, Cavite.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar, who led the opening, said the four-lane flyover in Barangay Anabu with a total length of 564 lineal meters is the first flyover built in Imus City, Cavite as a traffic solution to the busy Aguinaldo Highway-Daanghari Road intersection and nearby Anabu roads leading to the Cavite-Laguna Expressway.
Villar added the opening of the new flyover will improve the living standards of the people near the area and will fast-track the delivery of goods and services towards sustaining the growth and development of Imus City and even neighboring Dasmariñas City, Cavite.
“This is a vital project that will cut in half travel time of about 15 to 30 minutes from Daang-Hari Road the main road to and from thickly populated Cavite and Metro Manila, going to Malagasang-Bucandala-Alapan Road,” he said.
The flyover is expected to eliminate delays especially for the through traffic movement at Daang Hari Road and will also result in savings on vehicle operating cost.
Villar said the Aguinaldo-Daang Hari Intersection Flyover will also have impact to government’s program for air pollution control as the reduction of heavy traffic along the intersection had the added benefit of reducing carbon emissions due to idling of vehicles.
The project was implemented by DPWH Regional Office IV-A headed by Regional Director Samson Hebra together with the Cavite 1st District Engineering Office.
The construction started in March 2016 and progress of work was hampered by the right-of-way issues and an accident in May 2018 when the boom crane operator placing the girder or concrete beam in the flyovercollapsed .