DPWH completes Lazatin Flyover in Pampanga

November 10, 2012 12:23 am 

MANILA, Nov. 9 — The Dept. 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 120.00 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 Rodriguez thanked Secretary Rogelio 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 Yabut, represented DPWH Secretary 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 and implemented by the Project Management Office –Foreign Assisted Bridge Program of the DPWH. (PNA)

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