The newly-completed Bataan's Ala-Uli Flyover, situated at the intersection of Roman Superhighway and Gov. JJ Linao National Road in the town of Pilar in Bataan province, has been inaugurated and formally opened.
The 607.75-lineal meter modular steel flyover, including road approaches in Barangay Ala Uli, aims to enhance the overall transportation efficiency of the Roman Superhighway, considered a major trade route in the Bataan Peninsula. I Photo: Department of Public Works and Highways Facebook
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that the 607.75-lineal meter modular steel flyover, including road approaches in Barangay Ala Uli, aims to enhance the overall transportation efficiency of the Roman Superhighway, considered a major trade route in the Bataan Peninsula.
The flyover is designed to address traffic congestion and reduce the occurrence of serious accidents at the intersection, identified as a traffic choke point for vehicles traveling to and from the towns of Balanga, Pilar, Mariveles, and Bagac, according to the agency.
The ceremonial inauguration was led by DPWH Senior Undersecretary Emil Sadain, joined by Bataan Governor Jose Enrique Garcia III and 2nd District Representative Albert Garcia. Also present were Pilar Mayor Carlos Pizarro Jr., DPWH Unified Project Management Office- Bridges Management Cluster (UPMO-BMC) Project Director Rodrigo Delos Reyes, UPMO Buildings and Special Projects Management Cluster Project Director Soledad Florencio, DPWH Stakeholders Relations Service Director Del Rosario, Bataan District Engineers Ulysses Llado and Maribel Navarro, and Project Manager Samuel Bayot of Amarro Construction.
Senior Usec Sadain highlighted that the project is expected to streamline traffic flow, reduce travel times, particularly to the industrial centers along the highway, including the oil companies in Limay and Bataan Freeport in Mariveles, and contribute to a more sustainable and accessible urban environment.
He emphasized that the Ala-Uli Flyover Project is considered one of the top priorities under the Mega-Bridges for Urban and Rural Development Project (MBURDP), a program managed by UPMO-BMC that involves the nationwide construction of bridges and flyovers to improve the road network along secondary national highways.
The elevated roadway is a two-lane, 7.5-meter wide, and 195.59-meter long modular steel flyover consisting of five spans, two abutments, and four piers, as well as 412.16-meter road approaches on both sides.
The project also includes the rehabilitation and reblocking of concrete pavement under the flyover.