Locals and tourists will soon be able to travel to Northern Cagayan with ease after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced the near completion of two road widening projects in the province.

District Engineer Rosauro R. Guerrero of DPWH Cagayan First District Engineering Office (DPWH CFDEO) stated that motorists who are headed to northern towns in Cagayan will benefit from two road widening projects. Located in the municipalities of Lal-lo and Aparri, Guerrero said that both projects are nearly 100-percent finished.

“The Php 81.74 million widening of the 6.1-kilometer Junction Logac – Magapit Road from Barangay Alaguia to Barangay Magapit in the municipality of Lal-lo is now 98.25 percent completed,” said Guerrero.

Meanwhile, the road-widening project of the 5.5-kilometer Junction Bangag – Paruddun Section of the Manila North Road between Barngay Bukig to Barangay Plaza is already 98.44 percent completed. According to the DPWH, the completion of these road widening projects will alleviate traffic gridlock brought by the increased number of vehicles traveling to and from Lal-lo and Aparri.

Just earlier this year, the DPWH was able to complete two other road widening projects. These included the Php 38.17 million Cagayan Valley Road, Magapit – Junction Aparri Airport road in Camalaniguan, and the Php 46.65 million Magapit Capissayan Road in Gattaran.