Work on Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road (BSAAR) Project worth P404.6 million will start in February, Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ. 3rd District) said yesterday.
This alternative road linking Bacolod City with the airport site in Silay City is a priority project this year and will boost more initiatives for urbanization in Metro Bacolod and the Third District of Negros Occidental, he said.
To be constructed is a 10.12 kilometer two lane road, six bridges, seven intersections, and drainage and slope protection structures, Benitez told the DAILY STAR.
The bidding for the project held Nov. 11, 2011 was won by Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co. and work will begin on February 14 with April 13, 2013, as the target date of completion, he added.
The feasibility study, together with technical and financial assistance for the BSAAR Project, is funded by the Republic of Korea through the Economic Development Cooperation Fund. The access road project will cost USD 9,250,000, he said.
The project route alignment starts at the north tip of the Bacolod Circumferential Road heading northward, traversing sugar cane plantation areas in Talisay City and then northward to Bagtik in Silay City.
The project will provide smooth access to the Bacolod Silay Airport, and will help reduce traffic congestion in the north coastal road and improve travel time, Benitez added.*CPG