The road construction of the two-km. initial portion of the New Bacolod Economic Highway at Baranggay Mansilingan has now begun. The PhP200-million road project starting at Purok Manayawsayaw is part of the 21-km. economic highway .
Last year, The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) started the construction of the three-km. portion of BEH Phase 1 in Barangay Sum-ag worth PhP300 million.
The New Bacolod Economic Highway is expected to decongest traffic in the city and encourage more developments in other areas. Once the highway is fully developed, city officials will use it as a venue for marathon events.