Marbel-Makar Road connecting Koronadal to General Santos to decongest traffic by April 2020

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Koronadal Marbel-Makar Road
The road connecting Koronadal City to General Santos City is expected to hasten goods delivery and ease traffic congestion. Photo from DPWH.

Travelers and residents of Koronadal City in South Cotabato and General Santos City in SOCCSKSARGEN region will soon experience a faster and easier travel as multi-million road widening and bridge projects are set to be completed this year by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The people of the region are expected to greatly benefit from the projects that are expected to ease road traffic and facilitate faster delivery of goods for the two cities in Mindanao Island – resulting in economic development and opportunities for both Koronadal City and General Santos City.

DPWH Regional Office XII Director Basir M. Ibrahim said in the DPWH report on January 27, “Wider roads and bridges will not only provide more convenience to the travelling public but also faster delivery of local goods in the area.”

Director Ibrahim pointed out in the DPWH report that there are various infrastructure projects that are currently under development to address the problem of vehicular traffic in the region.

“To decongest roads, specifically in this area, a Php100-million road widening from the present four (4) lanes to a six (6) lanes of Marbel-Makar Road traversing Koronadal City to General Santos City is ongoing with target completion of April 2020,” explained the DPWH regional director.

He also added that there are Three (3) bridges included in DPWH South Cotabato 1st District Engineering Office’s widening projects namely:

  • Php19.4-million Bulok Bridge near the famous landmark Marbel Ball to be completed on January 2020
  • Php80-million Palian Twin Bridge in Barangay Palian to be completed on March 2020
  • Php10-million Saravia Bridge in Barangay Saravia which was already completed in December 2019

Infrastructure projects across the Philippines have been targeting the easing of traffic and faster delivery of goods, among them, six major road projects finishing in 2020 to reduce EDSA traffic in Metro Manila, the Mindoro Island mountain road to connect Oriental, Occidental provinces that cuts travel from 6 to 2 hours, and South Cotabato’s five new farm-to-market roads and bridges to improve access and productivity of small-scale farmers in Lake Sebu.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the people of Koronadal City and General Santos City for the new roads and bridges to make travel easier!

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