The Roxas City Government, thru the Capiz Provincial Government identified Roxas City Circumferential Road as one of their priority projects.
Roxas City Circumferential Road would serve as a by-pass road for traffic of goods and passengers going to and from Culasi Port and Panay town and the adjoining north eastern towns of Capiz, without passing thru the central business area of Roxas City.
The Roxas City Circumferential Road is one of four road projects being proposed by DPWH VI under the Panay Roads Investment Development (PRIDE) to be funded under the Japan Bank of International Cooperation.
Roxas City Circumferential Road is divided into two sections:
- Section I starts at the Culasi Port and passing at the side of Cadimahan River, crosses the said river at Station 10+857 wherein two bridges will be constructed.
- Section II starts at the junction of the Ivisan-Roxas National Road and eventually joins the national highway going to Panay and Pontevedra towns.
Total project cost is P 704,209,648.12 broken down into the diversion road component costing P 479,563,778.60 and the outer city road component costing P 224,645,869.52.
Phase I – Construction of Culasi – Libas Bridge and Approaches – P 200 M – will start this year 2012
- 170 l.m. PSCG Bridge on bored pile foundation
- 1.50 km. Access Road, Portland Cement Concrete Pavement
The Roxas City Circumferential Road aims to provide fast and reliable transport system between urban centers and depressed rural municipalities that would consequently spread agriculture and fisheries development, promote tourism, increase economic activities and upgrade standards of living in the area.
Source: Engr. Julius Abela, DPWH