CLARK Development Corp. (CDC) is investing P120 million to construct a vital road project aimed at easing traffic flow in Mabalacat City as part of a broader program to spur economic growth in communities contiguous to Clark.
Mabalacat City Mayor Marino Morales said that CDC will soon build an interconnecting route from Mabalacat gate to Balibago in Angeles City along the east perimeter fence of the Freeport.
The road project will decongest MacArthur Highway and serve as a bypass route for motorists, Morales told a forum last Friday at the Holiday Inn hosted by Capampangan in Media Inc. (CAMI).
Morales expressed gratefulness to CDC officials for giving priority to the project.
“Once na magawa yun [Once it is built], there will be another access or alternative to and from Clark and then on to Subic, Manila and other areas. Lalong magiging progresibo ang northern part ng Mabalacat [The northern part of Mabalacat will become more progressive],” Morales said
Alveen Tabag, CDC vice president for engineering services, said the Clark East Perimeter Road is targeted for completion by March 2016.
“The Clark interconnecting route is one of the priority projects for this year,” Tabag said.
The Urban Integrated Consultancy Inc. (UICI) was the winning bidder as the design consultant of the approximately six-kilometer road project. UICI is scheduled to sign a contract with the state-run CDC.
CDC Engineering Services Group said that the Clark East Perimeter Road will have complete with drainage facilities, a bridge component along the city’s Quitangil creek, and will initially be built with two lanes but with an expansion area for a four-lane road.