Transportation Planning & Traffice Management

New roads, new routes to be opened in Davao next year

December 15, 2016 By

Dabawenyos can expect the construction of new roads and the opening of several alternate routes next year as a remedy to the traffic woes experienced in the city these days.

Councilor Conrado Baluran, chair of Committee on Energy and Transportation, said at least two alternate routes will be opened early next year.

Initial discussions regarding the plan were already done between officials of the city and Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairperson Martin Delgra, also a Dabawenyo.

One of the new routes will decongest Matina Crossing, said Baluran.

“We really need to change the route in that area because of the volume of vehicles and the congestion that is happening in that area,” he said.

Another alternate route that will be soon opening in Ulas is expected to prevent vehicles from passing the Matina intersection.

Alternate routes will also be made available for vehicles in Lanang and Catalunan Pequeño.

The development of an efficient transport system is one of the 10 priorities of the administration of Mayor Inday Sara Duterte.

The Department of Public Works and Highways also intends to open new roads as it pursues a multibillion coastal road in the city.

The project will cost around P34 billion. CIO