The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has recently completed the construction of the Guibang-Gamu Bypass Road in the Gamu, Isabela serving as an alternative road for motorists to the usually congested Daang Maharlika.
Secretary Mark Villar, citing a report from DPWH Regional Office 2 OIC-Director Loreta M. Malaluan, said that the project completed on December 2020 is a 1.24-kilometer concrete road with four (4) lanes, 13.4-meter carriageway width, and 300-millimeter thickness.
By diverting motorists plying Daang Maharlika especially during rush hour, the newly-constructed bypass road shortened travel time going to the pilgrimage town usually visited by patrons of Our Lady of Guibang Shrine.
Secretary Villar said that the convenience brought upon by the new road can attract more tourists and investors, generate jobs, and support peace and order in Gamu, Isabela.
The bypass road was built in the amount of P41 million funded under the 2018 and 2020 General Appropriations Act (GAA).