The construction of a new road linking the provinces of Pangasinan and Zambales has started, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
The 60-kilometer Pangasinan-Zambales East-West Road Project is seen to yield economic and ecotourism advancement both in the Ilocos and Central Luzon regions.
“A new road which will connect the provinces of Pangasinan and Zambales starting from the municipality of Mangatarem in Pangasinan side to Sta. Cruz in Zambales is now being built,” DPWH Region 1 Director Ronnel Tan said.
Tan said a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Barangay Umangan, Mangatarem, Pangasinan to commence the 30-kilometer Pangasinan segment of the road project.
Tan said the project covers the road improvement of the 13.05 km existing road and opening and paving a new road the span of 17.4 km.
The project has an initial allocation of P100 million in 2017.
The Pangasinan segment will be implemented jointly by the DPWH-I Regional Office and Pangasinan Second District Engineering Office in five phases until 2022, in the amount of P1.1 billion, Tan said.
Source: Betheena Kae Unite, MB