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FROM NAGA TO DANAO IN 1 HOUR

By: Futch Anthony InsoJose Santino S. Bunachita

10:41 PM December 10th, 2017

P50-B Metro Cebu Expressway to start in 2018 –DPWH

Travel from Naga City in the south to Danao City in the north will soon take only an hour from the usual three hours.

This will become possible with the construction of 74-km Metro Cebu Expressway which is expected to start early 2018.

The Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) has allotted P300 million from its P50-billion budget to spend for the road right-of-way (RROW) acquisition and initial civil works.

“Starting January of 2018, our planning department will start its parcellary survey to identify how many number of trees and lots would be affected so that we can pay them (owners for RROW acquisition),” said Marie Nillama, DPWH-7 information officer.

Engineer Nonato Paylado, DPWH-7 planning division head, said the initial P300 million allocation would be focused on segment 3 of the three-phase project which would be from Naga City to Minglanilla town.

This section, he added, was selected because it was less tedious and cheaper than the two other segments due to the existing barangay roads.

“The allocation is for civil works and right-of-way acquisition. But as of the moment, we still don’t know how much we should segregate for right-of-way acquisition,” he told Cebu Daily News.

He said the survey would determine which areas in segment 3 were most doable so their contractor could start civil works for the project.

Civil works and RROW acquisition could be done simultaneously because their legal office was already preparing documents for the RROW acquisition.

Paylado said the feasibility study conducted by DPWH consultant CEDCO Engineers already identified the lots and properties that would be affected by the project.

But he added the parcellary survey would update the findings of the feasibility study and be used as basis of a parcellary plan.

“There are instances when an affected lot has been subdivided among heirs. So the payment is not to the mother lot. We need to refine that parcellary plan by early next year,” he said.

Paylado said the initial project cost of P54 billion in the feasibility study was expected to go down by half to over P20 billion because the value of the affected property might have gone down due to the fluctuating fair market value.

“We are coordinating with the local government units to determine the fair market value. Hopefully, within this month, we will be able to come up with the revised right-of-way cost which we already anticipate to be reduced,” he added.

Paylado said they didn’t expect any change in the initial estimates for the civil works component of the project.

Last May, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced the implementation of the Metro Cebu Expressway project that would cut down travel time from Naga City to Danao City to about an hour from three hours and decongest traffic in the metro cities.

Feasibility studies for the project had been completed earlier this year.

Villar expressed optimism that the entire project would be finished before the end of President Duterte’s term in 2022.

While the project was funded by the government, Villar raised the possibility that the operation and maintenance of the expressway would be bid out to a private company.

The expressway is divided into three phases — from Talisay City to Cebu City and then to Mandaue City; from Consolacion to Liloan to Compostela to Danao City; and from Naga City to Minglanilla town.

While no details had been released about the project, Paylado said the expressway would traverse along the mountain slopes.

“There is a proposal of a tunnel but not final yet. It is along the section somewhere in the mountain village of Cebu City,” he said.

Aside from properties and lots, the Metro Cebu Expressway project is also expected to affect several trees especially in aligning the mountain villages.
Nillama said the parcellary survey would determine how many trees would be affected by the project.

She said that after the inventory, the results would be forwarded to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Central Visayas (DENR-7) for the application of special tree cutting permits.

“Maybe the cutting of trees will start in the next phase of the project. But for now, we have to count first the number of trees affected before applying of a permit to DENR,” she said.

Nillama said that once the DPWH receives an authority from the DENR to cut, they would immediately start constructing an opening road in Naga City.

The expressway will have four to six lanes as well as a center island.

Nillama explained that the center island would be used if there was a need to further widen the road.

“We are also seeing possibilities of constructing underpass or overpass if there are road that could obstruct the expressway’s construction,” she added.

 

 

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to_dave007

Been eagerly awaiting further announcements about the Metro Cebu Expressway.  Have search and searched, but so far haven't been able to find any route map.  Anyone seen a route map?

I THINK the expressway will start at the junction of the SRP and the road to the new bridge to Mactan..  and then will proceed uphill somewhere south of V Rama, kind of up the Guadeloupe river valley, and through the provincially owned properties just south of Capital (where the land registry office, Ombudsman, DepAg is located.  Just a engineering guess until a route map can be seen.

I believe this project WILL proceed, and that first actual construction will be for a couple of tunnels or underpass by late 20018 or early 2019.

 

 

 

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smokey

We have a daughter who is a civil engineer her company will try to bid some of the project she said its like srp.  Then south road then another more inland like 3 stripes we have a lot than suddenly seems to be of interest to buyers hummmm not along road but close to proposed 

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Soarking

Just more millions of pesos going into studies and padding the pockets of government officials and companies willing to give them kick backs for a piece of the pie.   When and IF the project is ever completed it’s doubtful to be in our lifetime or our children’s.  And when completed it will probably be unrecognizable from the initial plan and totally worthless.

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to_dave007
14 hours ago, Soarking said:

Just more millions of pesos going into studies and padding the pockets of government officials and companies willing to give them kick backs for a piece of the pie.   When and IF the project is ever completed it’s doubtful to be in our lifetime or our children’s.  And when completed it will probably be unrecognizable from the initial plan and totally worthless.

I hear you.. and understand your reservations and pessimism..  But I THINK this project is one of the very FEW projects south of Luzon that has DU30 backing.  remember that:

1) he campaigned on a promise of bringing development OUTSIDE of Luzon, and

2) support within the Visayas was crucial to his success, and

3) he took the unusual step of appointing a Presidential Liaison Officer here in Cebu to improve his presence here, and 

4) Philippines chased substantial funding in China to help with these goals.

In the past, many of these projects died because of all the political fighting between parties and municipalities here in Cebu.  Remember that DU30 has already threatened to use special executive powers to FORCE some of these projects through.

DU30 in office creates a better environment than has existed for decades to see projects like this move forward .

My own observations are that DPWH seems to be working with a sense of vigor and mission that is far greater than at any time in my brief 7 years here.  Out here in the province we are seeing projects pushed through again and again now with a speed that simply didn't exist even 2 years ago.  This past weekend, in TWO DAYS they cut 1 km of trees on both sides of one road out here to make way for widening..  likely more than 1000 trees.. in 2 days.. over a weekend.  Never would have happened 2 or 4 or 6 years ago.  IMHO.

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3 hours ago, to_dave007 said:

Have search and searched, but so far haven't been able to find any route map.  Anyone seen a route map?

No, and it is disturbing that there isn't a route map for this project. Then again, maybe they want to sneak up on people who are going to have the land condemned or their right-of-way into their property eliminated. It could have to do with not wanting land prices they want to condemn skyrocket ... or maybe its just that they don't have a final map yet. Let's start a project without having all of our ducks in a row yet, even though it will likely cost a lot more due to unforeseen obstacles resulting in changes to the plan. That would be typical for here.

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2 hours ago, Soarking said:

Just more millions of pesos going into studies and padding the pockets of government officials and companies willing to give them kick backs for a piece of the pie.   When and IF the project is ever completed it’s doubtful to be in our lifetime or our children’s.  And when completed it will probably be unrecognizable from the initial plan and totally worthless.

Its good to know that u will never ever use that new road with your burned passport.

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Kabisay-an gid
6 hours ago, Woolf said:

Villar expressed optimism that the entire project would be finished before the end of President Duterte’s term in 2022.

Yeah, right! And Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy are all real!  :P

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RogerDat

I do not think land prices will soar as they already set the maximum price of land in the different provinces and city areas and will pay only that.

In the mountainous part of Cebu City means up beyond the Guadalupe church, over the new bridge."“There is a proposal of a tunnel but not final yet. It is along the section somewhere in the mountain village of Cebu City,” he said. This imply s a bypass, normal for an expressway of the type in Luzon, and will be of limited access "I Think".

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43 minutes ago, Kabisay-an gid said:

Yeah, right! And Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy are all real!  :P

I will be surprised if this is ever finished. This is one hell of a big project ... and technically difficult too. I wish they would have settled on a raised commuter rail system in conjunction with a real bus system instead. It would have been more feasible, and it might have actually helped with city traffic. They certainly won't have money for any other projects if they go forward with this. This project seems to be like the flyovers they build here ... with more attention being given to the fringes than to the main needs. If anybody doesn't understand what I mean, they build two-lane flyovers on roads that have six lanes (with 90% of the traffic forced to neck down onto the two-lane flyovers), while the outer four lanes lead to the intersection (even though only 10% of the traffic is turning).

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tonny

Well i will be long gone when they even start probably , are maybe most of us old guys heeeee 

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enoonmai

Kind of reminiscent of the Carcar-Naga National Highway road widening project that was supposed to be completed in Jan, 2015. A self-described “running priest” from Manila literally parachuted in and wrapped white ribbons around the century old Acacia trees along the highway and brought the whole thing to a halt. DENR disallowed cutting of the trees, monies allocated for the project expired and I believe it’s still many years from completion. Long stretches were torn up and left for months. Desperately needed, it’s the only route from the south to the major trauma hospital in Naga. One of those old rotted trees fell on the road a few years ago and closed it for 6 hours. I heard the running priest moved on to other things so there may be hope for this one. Then again.

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LechonBuddha

300 Million Pesos for civil works and RROW purchases in the initial phase seems awfully optomistic. 

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Kabisay-an gid
On Monday, December 11, 2017 at 1:26 AM, Headshot said:

I will be surprised if this is ever finished. This is one hell of a big project ... and technically difficult too. I wish they would have settled on a raised commuter rail system in conjunction with a real bus system instead. It would have been more feasible, and it might have actually helped with city traffic. They certainly won't have money for any other projects if they go forward with this. This project seems to be like the flyovers they build here ... with more attention being given to the fringes than to the main needs. If anybody doesn't understand what I mean, they build two-lane flyovers on roads that have six lanes (with 90% of the traffic forced to neck down onto the two-lane flyovers), while the outer four lanes lead to the intersection (even though only 10% of the traffic is turning).

I'll be surprised if they've even had the groundbreaking ceremony before Duterte leaves office.  :D

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18 hours ago, RangerUp said:

Did it ever start?

Yes! "The project is divided into three segments and is targeted to be completed in 2022."

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The Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) has started the construction of their 74-kilometer Metro Cebu Expressway to solve traffic congestion in Metro Cebu.

DPWH-7 Regional Director Ador Canlas said they had already an ongoing civil works at the junction area of Naga-Uling Road in Barangay Pangdan in Naga City since July.

“(Our objective is to) decongest and reduce travel time from south to the north, vice versa. We are looking to reduce the travel to at least one hour,” Canlas told Cebu Daily News in a phone interview.

The road project, which covers Naga City in the south to Danao City in the north of Cebu, is expected to cut travel time to at least one hour from the usual three to four hours travel.

Canlas said he recommended that the project be done in a public-private partnership (PPP) because it would require a big amount of funding — the project is projected to cost between P20 billion to P30 billion.

He said that the DPWH-7 had been using the P300 million fund from its national budget in 2018 for road acquisition and the initial 2.5 km four-lane road construction.

The Metro Cebu Expressway will traverse on the upland barangays of at least five cities and four municipalities, including the cities of Naga, Talisay, Cebu, Mandaue, Danao and the towns of Minglanilla, Consolacion, Liloan and Compostela.

The project is divided into three segments and is targeted to be completed in 2022.

“We are hoping that this will be completed before the end of the Duterte administration,” said Canlas.

Canlas, however, emphasized that there would be no protected watershed areas in the mountain barangays that would be affected by the road development project.

“There will be private properties that will be affected by the project, but its alignment will not traverse the watershed,” said Canlas.

Jonathan “Joy” Tumulak, Capitol’s focal person on Traffic Management, said they had not yet received complaints of traffic pertaining to the ongoing construction.

“So far, kanang mga area naa sa may upland (barangays). Wala pa tay nadawat na reklamo, pero welcome gyod nato sa province of Cebu ang maong development,” Tumulak said.

(So far, we have not yet received complaints of traffic especially that the construction area is located in an upland barangay. But the Cebu provincial government welcomed this development).

Moreover, Tumulak encouraged the public officials of different local government units (LGUs) to open a new road in their town to ease traffic in the national highway.

“Mao nay usa sa mga solution sa traffic problem nga gitawag nato og road network. Dako kaayo siyag katabang (That is one of the solutions to the traffic problem and we call that the road network. That would be a big help in easing traffic in their areas),” said Tumulak.

He said that the province would also be willing to provide technical assistance to LGUs in identifying new access roads in their areas.


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