Travel to Tanglagan Falls—one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cagayan— has become easier thanks to a new one-lane kilometer road paved by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

According to the government organization, the road, which is located in the town of Gattaran, was implemented by its Cagayan First District Engineering Office. 

Besides a concrete road, the pathway has been complemented with a “concrete road shoulder on both sides, retaining wall, line canal, drainage, and metal guardrail” to keep motorists safe. 

DPWH Regional Office 2 Director Loreta Malaluan said the new road will not only benefit travelers to the area but locals as well, specifically when it comes to mobility. 

Construction of the project began in 2020 with a budget of P35 Million from the 2020 and 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

Last year, the DPWH also completed an improvement project for a separate road leading to Tanglagan falls. It cost a total of P7.1 million and “involves the construction of additional 180 meters of two-lane concrete road with paved shoulder, slope protection, metal guard rail, and pavement markings.”

The completed projects have significantly improved travel time to Tanglagan Falls – the trip has been reduced by 45 minutes. 

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Image credit: DPWH