Travel to tourist destinations in Pangasinan is easier and safer – Manila Bulletin

STA. BARBARA, Pangasinan – Motorists can now enjoy a smooth and convenient journey in Pangasinan after the completion of the preventive maintenance project by the Fourth District Engineering Bureau of the Ministry of Public Works and Highways.

DPWH has improved tourism infrastructure in Ilocos Sur. (Photo credit to DPWH Region 1 via Liezle Inigo)

District Engineer Simplicio D. Gonzales reported to Region I Regional Manager Ronnel M. Tan on Monday that the asphalt paving of 4.764 kilometers of lanes along the Villasis – Malasiqui – San Carlos Road branch road in Malasiqui, Pangasinan was over.

Engineer Gonzales said the project was designed to improve motorist mobility, strengthen the pavement structure, correct existing surface defects and improve the maintainability of the pavement.

The project included asphalt surfacing, reblocking, thermoplastic pavement markings and the installation of traffic signs.

Meanwhile, facilities have also been improved at Ilocos Sur, ensuring tourists have a smoother journey to local destinations in northern Luzon.

Tan reported to DPWH Secretary Roger G. Mercado that tourists visiting the 85-foot Pinsal Falls at Barangay Baballasioan in Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur can now enjoy the two-story 14.48 million peso building that includes a kitchen, storage room and reception area for them to experience.

The building also has 10 bedrooms on the second floor, all of which are equipped with individual toilets and baths.

Tan also announced the partial completion of the access road to Tangadan Falls, a local tourist hotspot in San Gabriel, La Union.

“DPWH is accelerating the full completion of the causeway leading to the main site, while other ongoing activities include the excavation of the causeway and the installation of stone masonry to protect residents and tourists from the dangers of the cliffs, especially during the rainy season,” Tan added.

Funded with 18 million pesos through the Ministry of Tourism’s Tourism Road Infrastructure Program and implemented under the Convergence and Special Support Program of the DPWH, the 0.400 lane kilometer road improvement is expected to provide safer and more convenient access for tourists visiting Tangadan Falls.