FLYOVER COMPLETED IN SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA
MANILA, NOVEMBER 12, 2012 (MANILA STANDARD) The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of the P373 million flyover bridge at the intersection of the Lazatin and Jose Abad Santos Avenues in San Fernando City in Pampanga, officials said on Sunday.
Known as the Lazatin Flyover, the modular steel type bridge was composed of five spans on four piers with the superstructure materials supplied by the French company, Matiere S.A.S.
“The flyover increased the existing road capacity and will ease the traffic congestion along Lazatin Avenue and Jose Abad Santos Avenue,” a senior official said.
The bridge was built in anticipation of increased population and was expected to improve tourism, and the business climate in the area and nearby provinces.
The bridge has been formally opened to the motoring public by city officials led by Mayor Oscar Rodriguez and DPWH Undersecretary Rafael Yabut.
FROM OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
DPWH completes Lazatin Flyover in Pampanga
A November 9, 2012, press release from the Department of Public Works and Highways
The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the P373-million Lazatin Flyover at the intersection of Lazatin Avenue and Jose Abad Santos Avenue (formerly Gapan, San Fernando, Olongapo Road) in San Fernando City, Pampanga.
The project is a modular steel type flyover composed of five spans on four piers with a total length of 195.00 linear meters and with total approach length of 120 meters. The French company Matiere S.A.S. supplied the superstructure materials for this project.
The completion of the Lazatin Flyover contributes in increasing the existing road capacity that will ease the traffic congestion along Lazatin Avenue and Jose Abad Santos Avenue intersection thereby providing through traffic from Manila to Zambales, Bataan, and vice versa. It was built in anticipation of the increase in population, improving business climate and productivity in the areas served by the said flyover. The economy in this area and neighboring provinces as well as their tourism potential are projected to improve as a result since travel time is slashed by at least an hour.
In a statement, Mayor Oscar S. Rodriguez thanked Secretary Rogelio L. Singson for the Aquino government’s continuing support for the realization of San Fernando City’s vision of becoming the gateway to North Luzon by 2015 and a global gateway by 2020.
Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut, represented Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rogelio L. Singson, Mayor Oscar S. Rodriguez, REO III Director Antonio V. Molano Jr., PBPO-PMO OIC-Director Jose Aguinaldo, Matiere S.A.S. Phillip Gouvari, local officials of Pampanga and representatives of the business and transport sectors formally opened the Lazatin Flyover to the motoring public.
The Lazatin Flyover project is under the Mega Bridges for Urban and Rural Development Project (MBURDP) and implemented by the Project Management Office –Foreign Assisted Bridge Program (PMO-FABP) of the DPWH.
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