Next elevation project: From Tapuac Road to Perez Boulevard

By May 26, 2024Inside News

FLOOD mitigation projects in Dagupan will continue with the scheduled elevation of road and construction of a wider drainage system in the third flood-prone areas fronting the YMCA and schools on Tapuac Road that leads to the Nazareth General Hospital.

This was revealed by Mayor Belen Fernandez following her meeting with Engrs. Amy Zamudio and Chriselda Nicer, both project engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Both DPWH officials confirmed that funding for the next project is provided for in the General Appropriations Act of 2024 as requested by DPWH Regional Director Ronnel Tan per appeal of Mayor Fernandez.

Prior to its implementation, Fernandez said she will schedule dialogues with stakeholders in the areas particularly officials and students of the University of Luzon, Ednas School and Dagupan City National Schools, and owners of establishments along Perez Boulevard and Tapuac Road.

It is the students who are worst affected when the area in front of YMCA gets flooded and becomes impassable for days amid heavy rains occasioned by high tide.

Fernandez said the project will convey the water that accumulates in front of YMCA to an outflow to be constructed  in front of Nazareth Hospital and down the Pantal River.

She assured small stores who cannot afford to elevate the frontage of their stores that the DPWH and the city engineer’s office will help them like they did in the other areas where construction of road elevations were ongoing.

At the same time, Fernandez announced that Phase II of work on A.B. Fernandez East, extending the existing elevation project up to the PNR railways will soon start. Once completed, the water will be discharged to the water outflow on the right side of Quintos Bridge.

Phase II of work on M. H. Del Pilar from SM Supermarket to the corner of Perez Boulevard will also start simultaneously, connecting it with the work on Perez Boulevard where an outflow of water on the right side of Magsaysay Bridge will be built.

Meanwhile, the DPWH is looking for additional funds for the continuation of road and construction of wider drainage canals from in front of Jesus Christ of the Latter Days Saint chapel up to the Dawel Bridge, where part of the water from Arellano Street will be discharged. (Leonardo Micua)

Share your Comments or Reactions


Powered by Facebook Comments