KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato: The northern section of the General Santos City circumferential road will be open to traffic beginning on Saturday (April 9), the Department of Public Works and Highways- Region 12 announced on Sunday. DPWH Region 12 Director Reynaldo Tamayo declared that the P1.135-billion circumferential road project is finally ready for public use after the completion of the Silway Bridge and the half-kilometer road furtherance project in Barangay Silway. “The said diversion road will decongest road traffic and bottlenecks in the city because motorists need not to pass through the city proper,” he added. It is 10.5 kilometers long. Including the western section, the entire circumferential road is 27.6 kilometers.