ANGELES CITY – Concrete girders have been put up by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) at the Cutcut Flyover in this city on Sunday, as part of its third phase of construction.
The girders were placed on the top of the bridge piers constructed on the portion of Fil-Am Friendship Highway near Holy Family Academy.
DPWH Pampanga 3rd District Engineer Arleen Beltran said the temporary closure of road sections was properly coordinated with the city government of Angeles and municipal government of Porac to allow the launching and installation of concrete girders for the project.
“On August 14, we will once again close the area to vehicular traffic to make way for the continuation of the launching of concrete girders but this time, no vehicles will be able to pass through the main intersection of Angeles-Porac-Floridablanca-Dinalupihan Road and the Fil-Am Friendship Highway starting at 5:00 AM,” Beltran explained.
Another road closure, this time on the portion of the Fil-Am Friendship Highway leading to Clark, will be implemented on August 28.
“The road closure is expected to cause heavy traffic in this area so the public is advised to plan their travel ahead of time. Advisories are posted at strategic locations to guide motorists of alternative routes and to prevent any travel inconveniences,” Beltran furthered.
The construction of the four-lane, 700-meter Cutcut Flyover including approaches consists of six phases with a total project cost of P600 million.
In 2021, DPWH completed the first two phases of the project.
With the release of P100 million under the 2022 national budget, the implementation of its third phase is now in full swing.
A P100 million augmentation fund was requested to ensure the project’s continuity while the remaining P300 million budget for the last three phases has already been submitted for funding.
Once completed, travel time from barangay Telabastagan in the City of San Fernando to Clark Freeport Zone via Friendship Highway will be reduced by at least 30 minutes.
Motorists coming from Angeles City to Porac and vice versa are also expected to benefit from it.