ROADS, BRIDGES AND FLYOVER

As of CY 2018, the total length of all roads in the city is approximately 559.38 kms. comprised of 77.03 kms. of national roads, 30.54 kms. of city roads and 451.81 kms. of barangay roads.

The inventory (Table 81) showed that the total lengths of asphalt paved roads are 148.84 kms. concrete paved roads are 342.28 kms. while gravel roads are 33.41 kms and the unpaved road totaled to 34.85 kms. The record indicated that there is an increase in the length of all roads in the city as compared to the year 2017 which is 543.61 kilometers.

Table 86 listed forty-eight (48) existing bridges (local and national) and one (1) flyover along national and barangays roads in Batangas City including the length in meters, descriptions and conditions.

TABLE 81. ROAD CLASSIFICATION BY SURFACE PAVEMENT
(in kilometers)
Batangas City
CY 2018

TYPE   NATIONAL  
  CITY  
BARANGAY    TOTAL   
Asphalt 52.36 16.52 79.96 148.84
Concrete 24.67 14.02 303.59 342.28
Gravel - 33.41 33.41
Other (Earth Road/Unpaved) - - 34.85 34.85
TOTAL 77.03 30.54 451.81 559.38

                                         SOURCE: City Engineering Office - Batangas City
                                                       DPWH, Batangas 2nd District Engineering Office, RBIA 2018


 

TABLE 86. BRIDGE INVENTORY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL
CY 2018

 

NAME OF BRIDGE/LOCATION 
  BRIDGE ID
TIMBER
(meters)
STEEL
(meters)
BAILEY
(meters)
CONCRETE
(meters)
LOAD
Limit T
BRIDGE TYPE CONDITION
NATIONAL
MANILA BATANGAS ROAD 
1. Calansayan Bridge BO2917LZ       9.00  20 Concrete - RCDG Good
2. Balagtas Bridge BO2918LZ   22.00     15 Steel Fair
BATANGAS LOBO ROAD 
1. Bridge of Promise BO3026LZ   104.00      27/38  Steel  Fair
2. Pallocan Bridge BO3027LZ    20.00      20  Steel  Good
3. San Jose Sico Bridge BO3028LZ   20.30     20 Steel Good
BATANGAS QUEZON ROAD 
1. Patay Bridge BO3046LZ       32.00 15 Concrete - RCDG Fair
2. Tingga Bridge BO3047LZ       8.00 15 Concrete - RCDG Good
BATANGAS TABANGAO LOBO ROAD        
 1. Libjo Bridge BO3036LZ       20.00  20 Concrete - RCDG  Good
 2. Kay Takad Bridge  BO3037LZ        38.00  20  Concrete - RCDG  Good
 3. Ambulong Bridge  BO3038LZ        56.00  20  Concrete - RCDG  Good
 4. Pinamucan Bridge BO3039LZ        16.00  20  Concrete - RCDG  Fair
 5. Ilijan Bridge I BO3040LZ       11.00 15 Concrete - Flat Slab Fair
 6. Ilijan Bridge II BO3041LZ       16.00 15 Concrete - Flat Slab Good
 7. Ilijan RCDG Bridge BO3042LZ       40.00 20 Concrete - RCDG Good
 8. De La Paz Proper Bridge BO3043LZ       12.20 15 Concrete - Flat Slab Fair
 9. Pulot Aplaya Bridge BO3044LZ       13.00 15 Concrete - Flat Slab Good
 10. Talahib Pandayan Jumbo Bridge BO3045LZ   56.00     20 Steel Good
MANILA BATANGAS PIER ROAD 
1. Sta. Clara Bridge  BO2919LZ        14.00 20 Concrete - RCDG Good
LOCAL
1. Balagtas Bridge          16.00      Good
2. Dumuclay Bridge          24.00      Good
3. Pallocan Kanluran          10.00      Good
4. Sto. Niño Bridge #1            6.00    Good
5. Sto. Niño Bridge #2        42.00        Good
6. Pallocan Silangan          24.00      Good
7. Paharang Kanluran  7.00              Fair
8. Talumpok Kanluran #1 (Piit)         18.00        Good
9. Talumpok Kanluran #2 (going to Talupok Silangan)                 Good
10. Talumpok Kanluran #3 (sitio Romano)                Good
11. Talumpok Silangan (sitio Makaisa)        15.00         Good
12. Cuta-Sta. Clara           24.00      Good
13. Dalig Bridge #1          15.00      Good
14. Libjo-Lamao Bridge (Araw-Araw Bridge)        12.00        Poor
15. Libjo Tangisan        114.00        Fair
16. Libjo - Dumuclay       15.00        Poor
17. Mahacot - Catandala          15.00      Good
18. Dalig - Dan Pedro          20.00      Good
19. Calumpang Bridge           107.50      Good
20. Ilijan #1  4.00              Good
21. Ilijan #2  4.00              Good
22. Mairok Bridge ( Tabangao - Pinamucan )          12.00      Good
23. Talahib Pandayan                Good
24. Malitam Foot Bridge  L = 48              Fair
25. Wawa Foot Bridge  L = 48              Good
26. Sto. Niño Foot Bridge L = 60              Good
27. Ambulong       15.00  30.00      Good
28. Malibayo        12.00        Good
29. Tingga Labac          5.00      Good
30. Calumpang Bridge         107.5     Good
It was constructed during the time of Congressman Hernando Perez, completed in 1993 through the Regional Office of DPWH not included in the DPWH inventory . Retrofitted under Mayor Vilma Abaya Dimacuha Administration 2011-2013. Destroyed by typhoon Glenda in July 16, 2014. Reconstructed using NDRRM Fund in 2014-2015. Retrofitted again on June 2016 using DPWH Fund.
Bolbok Fyover & Approaches             754 Good

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

Land Transportation

Land transportation services in the city are readily available through public utility buses, public utility jeepneys, privately owned cars, vans, jeeps, and tricycles. For trips going to Metro Manila and neighboring provinces, the commuters can avail the public utility bus system, such as ALPS the Bus Inc., Batangas Star Express, Batman Star Express, Ceres Transport Inc., DLTBCO, Gold Star Transit Corp., JAM Transit Inc., KL CNG, N. Dela Rosa, Pong & Oning, RRCG Transport System, and Supreme Trans liner Inc.

The opening of the Southern Tagalog Access Road (STAR) in April 2008 which is a tollway component of the West Philippine Nautical Highway with a length of about 42 km. from Sto. Tomas, Batangas to the Batangas Port in Batangas City which is interconnected to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) shortened the travel time from Metro Manila to Batangas City by about thirty to forty-five minutes.

With the implementation of the City's New Traffic Ordinance, public utility jeepney routes thru color and number coding scheme have been enforced. Parking areas and PUJ terminals have been designated for the different routes. In 2018, the PUJ franchises issued by the LTO were 4,754 units but only 3,365 units were granted with mayor’s permit. With the devolution of power to grant franchises for tricycle operation from the Land Transportation Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to the Batangas City Government, tricycle operators can now apply for their franchise from the Transportation Development and Regulatory Office under the Office of the City Mayor. Like the public utility jeepneys, tricycles plying in the 244 poblacion operate also through a color-coding system. A total of 1,711 tricycle franchises were issued by the TDRO for CY 2018 but only 1,300 units were granted with mayor’s permit.

In 1998, in an effort to address the worsening traffic situations in Batangas City, traffic signal lights were installed along the seven (7) major intersections in the city. These have been upgraded to LED traffic signal lights with electronic timers. To date, an estimated 300 traffic signages were put up as well.

In 2001, the city government installed a Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) Camera along P. Burgos St. and Rizal Avenue l as components of city transportation/traffic management program. Additional CCTV cameras were installed in CY 2011 and 2012 along strategic locations/intersections including the Calumpang Bridge and the City Integrated Transport Terminal at Diversion Road. In addition, two (2) LED electronic VMS sign were also installed. One in front of the City Hall and the other one in UB Hilltop. On August 10, 2015, the City Government of Batangas and Batangas Ventures Properties and Management Corporation enter into a Contract of Lease thru a Public-Private Partnership for the development, management, operation and maintenance of the Batangas City Grand Terminal (BCGT) for a period of twenty-five (25) years. The city government property is located at Diversion Road, barangay Alangilan with an area of 21.3511 hectares more or less.

The BCGT is divided into two (2) phases. The first phase is the construction and operation of the transport terminal proper for buses and PUVs with LTFRB franchise. The second phase is the development of the commercial area of the project.

  • Air Service

    There is no existing airport in Batangas City. Helicopters use the Batangas National High School ground, the Quezon Memorial Stadium, the
    PPA facilities and the Camp General Miguel Malvar (PNP Provincial OfficeCompound) in barangay Alangilan as landing and takeoff areas.

  • Water Transportation

    The Batangas City International Port is considered as one of the busiest ports in the country. As per studied by the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA), Batangas Port has the capacity to serve as the Main Gateway to and from the islands of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (MIMAROPA), the Visayas and Mindanao. The Philippine Port Authority (PPA) rehabilitated, developed and improved in order to efficiently serve not only the neighboring island provinces as well as other countries.

    Phase 1 of the Batangas Port Development Project (BPDP) is responsible for constructinga number of features the port has today. Covering an approximate area of 22 hectares, this was completed in 1999 at a cost of Php1.6B. BPDP Phase 1 is responsible for serving the domestic vessels bound for Mindoro, Romblon, Masbate, Iloilo, Aklan, Cebu and Cagayan de Oro. The port also caters to non-containerized foreign vessels. Phase 1’s facilities include different berths of different sizes capable of serving multiple functions and passenger terminals. Its General Cargo Bertha has a 2.9-hectare open yard that has a capacity of 300,000 tons in terms of volume, and can accommodate five (5) small vessels. Additionally, it has two (2) Multi-purpose Berths, one (1) Foreign Berth, seven (7) Fastcraft Berths, 14 Roro Berths. The number of passenger vessels that can be accommodated at any given time is 21 (Roro and Fastcraft) but collectively, BPDP Phase 1 can accommodate 29 vessels, including trampers at any given time.

    Batangas Base Port Phase II or the Batangas Container Terminal (BCT) was constructed to international container vessels. The Port was developed to complement the Port of Manila and meet the demands of the CALABARZON and Southern Tagalog provinces. The project began on January 16, 2002 and the Philippine Ports Authority operated the Batangas Container Terminal upon its completion in August 2005. It has an estimated cost of close to Php 7B.

 

  • Water Supply

    Batangas City Water DistrictThe Batangas Water Supply System was jointly constructed by the governments of the Philippines and the United States of America in 1926. It was first supervised and managed by the Bureau of Public Works while the local operation and management were undertaken by the Batangas Municipal Government. In 1957, the system was turned over to NAWASA and fourteen (14) years later, the city government decided to manage its own system.

    Under Presidential Decree No. 128, the Batangas City Water District (BCWD) was subsequently created under the mandates of the Local Water Utilities Authority (LWUA) which provided financial and technical assistance to the water district. The waterworks system was formally transferred by the city government to the BCWD in 1975.

    Starting March 1, 2018 under the Public Private Partnership (PPP), the Batangas City Water District (BCWD) enter into a joint venture agreement with the Prime Water Corporation. The company has earmarked an estimated amount of 246 Ph4.6B for the upgrading and rehabilitation of the water system of Batangas City. One of the priority projects is to put up a septage management facility by 2020 in compliance with the Clean Water Act.

  • Rural Barangays Water Supply

    Thru the financial assistance of the USAID, seven (7) rural barangays have been provided with waterworks system under the Barangay Water Program (BWP) in the early 1980’s which are still presently operating and can be showcased as examples of successful sustainable projects .These barangays were Tingga Itaas, Concepcion, Tulo, Banaba East, Balete, Sampaga and Sampaga West-Pallocan East.

    To date, a total of seventy (71) Rural Waterworks and Sanitation Projects (RWSP) with level III services were established by the city government and operating in fifty-three (53) barangays of the city.

    At present, resident of several barangays particularly those located within the watershed areas of Mt. Banoy like barangays Cumba, Haligue Silangan/Kanluran, Maruclap, Pinamucan Silangan, Talahib Payapa/Pandayan, Talumpok Kanluran/Silangan and San Jose Sico depend largely for their water supply requirement from the springs with storage/catchment facilities.


    Power Supply

    Out of the total 105 barangays in the city, ninety-nine (99) barangays are being provided by the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) with electricity. But some portions of barangays San Jose Sico, Talumpok Silangan and Talahib Pandayan are being served by the Batangas Electric Cooperative II (BATELEC II).

    With regards to the six barangays located in Verde Island, the residents depend on diesel fired power generators and solar energy devices for some households for their electricity requirements. A portion of Barangay San Agapito in Isla Verde was provided with solar panel source of power through the Micro Grid Program of the City Government and USAID and being operated by Meralco through lease agreement. It benefited around 40 households.