The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a road widening project in Misamis Oriental that will improve access to the Laguindingan International Airport.
Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson said DPWH Region 10 has completed the P176-million widening of Opol to Laguindingan Section of Butuan City-Cagayan de Oro City-Iligan City Road (BCIR), which covers the 3.7 kilometer access road leading to Misamis Oriental’s main airport – the Laguindingan International Airport.
The project includes the widening of the highway from two lanes to four lanes, with some vital sections widened into six lanes.
The widening and reconstruction of three bridges—Alubijid, Igpit and Opot Bridges along BCIR—were also part of the accomplishment under the Department of Tourism-DPWH Conver- gence Program.
The road not only services Laguindingan International Airport but also provides access to neighboring tourism sites like Loguilo Beach in the town of Alibijid and Opol Beach in Opol, Misamis Oriental.
“We continue to commit building better national road network, as we recognize its importance in maximizing the potential of our country’s world-class tourism destinations. This much improved road will benefit both the local residents and tourists, allowing better and safer transport of people, goods and services,” Singson said.