Just recently, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) inaugurated a portion of the 5.52-kilometer Sorsogon coastal road, touted as “one of the best in the country”.

The new coastal road bypasses the congested Sorsogon City’s main thoroughfare along Maharlika Highway. It jumps off from Rompeolas (Sorsogon City’s baywalk) up to Barangay Balogo, providing road travellers a pleasant view of Sorsogon’s coastline.


Not only that according to the DPWH, this new coastal road will also double as protection against storm surges and preventing high seawater from coming ashore.

DPWH secretary, Mark Villar, said that the four-lane Sorsogon City Coastal Road with a total length of 5.52 kilometer may be considered among the grandest “Build, Build, Build” projects in Bicol Region undertaken by DPWH Regional Office 5 and Sorsogon First District Engineering Office.