CALBAYOG CITY – Third phase in the construction of Capoocan-Dagum by-pass and diversion road is now completed with a contract amount of P48.56 million funded under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for FY 2022.

An additional construction of 2.46 lane kilometers of concrete road (4 lanes) with a total width of 13.4 meters is its scope of work. An off-carriageway improvement is also part of the project that spans 133 meters for each side with a total width of 10 meters for both sides (six meters for motorcycle lanes, four meters for bicycle lanes). Apart from it, a drainage structure is also incorporated that spans 1,025.64 meters to manage water runoff.

The 20-year projection of the city that Calbayog Airport will eventually become an international airport is the result for the construction of this diversion road that will start alongside Matobato Elementary School in Barangay Capoocan going through an intersection in Caramel Subdivision and Pagbalican Road until its endpoint in Calbayog Diversion at Barangay Dagum. This will serve as an alternate route due to the large volume of traffic along Daang Maharlika during peak hours that usually starts in Barangay Matobato.
The entire project is targeted to be finished by 2025.