(UPDATED) DPWH 10: Malaybalay City Diversion Road officially opened for vehicular traffic
MALAYBALAY CITY (08 December 2020) The Department of Public Works and Highways -10 has declared that the 18.4 kilometer Malaybalay City by-pass or diversion road has been officially opened, Board Member Nemesio Beltran Jr said.
Beltran told BukidnonNews.Net it took seven years for the road to officially open since he sponsored the resolution proposing the road.
The board member cited official communication from DPWH-10 to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan that the road has been officially opened to vehicular traffic as of November 16, 2020, according to Beltran, quoting DPWH project engineer Florentino Macarayo and Regional Director Zanaida Tan.
Photos show scenes along the San Jose to Dalwangan bypass road intended to divert traffic from downtown Malaybalay City. Some local officials initially opposed the road back in 2014 when it was proposed due to fears it will diminish business growth from the downtown area. The Department of Public Works and Highways continued the project. At one point, the construction was marred by delays due to road right of way issues. BukidnonNews.Net photos by Febe Ann S. Sumicad