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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

New Agusan del Norte-Agusan del Sur bypass road to open by December 2023 

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 3 -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now almost halfway with the construction of the national road junction Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II Avenue – Las Nieves – Sibagat Road that will connect Agusan del Sur to Agusan del Norte.

DPWH Region 13 Director Pol M. Delos Santos reported that the 46.03-kilometer road project starting at Mayor Democrito D. Plaza II Avenue in Butuan City up to Daang Maharlika in Agusan del Sur has an accomplishment of 49.8 percent to date.

The project, with a released budget of P2.28 billion involves road opening, concreting, and widening, along with the construction of bridges.

“Upon full completion, the road will serve as an alternate route of Daang Maharlika”, said Director Delos Santos.

During calamity, Barangay de Oro, Butuan City to Mahayahay, Agusan del Sur sections of Daang Maharlika are most prone to closure due to landslide.

The road project is also expected to reduce travel time and facilitate provincial interconnectivity between Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte. (DPWH Caraga/PIA Caraga)