“The opening of the additional two lanes from Napindan to M. L. Quezon section in Taguig City is the first phase of the Laguna Lake Highway project, which is expected to reduce travel time from Taytay to Bicutan by about 50%,” Villar said.
The 10.7-kilometer road network project has a total allocation of P1.2 billion, covering the construction or widening of two bridges and rehabilitation or concreting of the existing asphalt road (10.28 km), with provisions for the construction of an additional two lanes, two-meter-wide planting strips, and a three-meter bike lane.
“The thrust of the Duterte Administration is to ensure not only mobility of vehicles but also individuals. More bike lanes, sidewalks will be installed throughout the country,” Villar explained.
Complementing the road widening is the ongoing construction of an additional two lanes at Napindan Bridge 2, which is expected to be completed by December 2017.
Villar said travelers between Rizal and Makati/Taguig will benefit the most from the improvements in road capacity as well as the faster travel time along the Laguna Lake Highway.
“With this highway, the traffic from EDSA and C5 will be greatly reduced,” the public works chief said.
In the past, DPWH also widened and paved the C-6 Extension in the Lupang Arenda area of Taytay, Rizal.
Once the Laguna Lake Highway project is completed, it is expected to reduce travel time from Taytay to Bicutan from one hour down to only about 30 minutes.
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