The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) has been busy of late constructing new roads, as well as building bridges between neighboring provinces and nearby towns / cities. Now, the government agency is putting the final touches on another bridge that will benefit motorists living in Misamis Oritental.

Come June 2018, the DPWH will re-open the wider and improved Bolobolo Bridge along the Butuan-Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Road in the city of El Salvador. Before, the bridge itself as well as the approaches only had two-lanes. Thanks to the Php 149-million road rehabiliation project, the 35-lineal meter bridge (with 892-linear meter paved road approaches) will now have four-lanes.

With it, the DPWH expects that this will provide smoother traffic flow in the area and benefit the local farmers in delivering their produce to bigger markets in the city. Moreover, the reopened Bolobolo bridge will also improve the travel time of locals and tourists to and from the province's key gateway, the Laguindingan International Airport.

Beyond the agricultural growth and faster travel time to the airport, the Bolobolo bridge also links up with picturesque destination spots like the beautiful beaches of Loguilo and Opol. These are located in the municipalities of Alubijid and Opol, Misamis Oritental.

The project is part of the DPWH's program to widen existing vital permanent bridges along Butuan-Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Road. Other bridge projects that are on track for completion within the year include the Alae, Alubijid and Opol Bridges.