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FINALLY – An enthusiastic group of local residents take a selfie with Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar (second from right) at yesterday’s opening of the Cagayan de Oro coast road – a 12.77-kilometer highway that will cut travel time from Laguindingan airport to the city proper to just 20 minutes. It took 20 years before the project could be completed.

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar led yesterday the opening of the Cagayan de Oro (CdO) Coastal Road, a project which was started in 1997.

“The construction of the 12.77 KM Cagayan de Oro Coastal Road will serve as a bypass road starting from Barangay Gusa in the eastern side, all the way to the western side in Barangay Igpit, in Opol, Misamis Oriental, thus connecting six barangays in the city and two barangays in Opol,” Villar noted.

“The project will reduce travel time from Laguindingan Airport to city proper to 20 minutes,” he added.

The CdO Coastal Road has been suspended prior due to unresolved right-of-way issues. The Lapasan section has been negotiated and demolished on August 25.

“The 4B project is expected to ease access in the Eastern Side of Macajalar Bay in CdO, Gingoog in Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental and Caraga,” Villar said.

“The project is expected to reduce travel cost by 30% within the region,” he added.

While the Gusa-Agora Section of the Coastal Road will be opened this November, the construction of the Agora-PPA-Corrales section is still ongoing.

This 2017, two projects are underway in the eastern side in Lapasan and another in Puntod section.

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