The Maitim and Kaybagal road sections of the four-lane Tagaytay Bypass Road Project in Tagaytay City, Cavite will be opened this month, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.
With a combined length of 1.54 kilometers (km), the soon-to-be-opened Maitim and Kaybagal Section is the initial segment of the Tagaytay Bypass Road, an 8.59-km bypass road that will divert traffic from the congested city roads of Tagaytay.
“The opening of these two sections this October is only the beginning as we have been prioritizing the inclusion of Tagaytay Bypass Road Project in the national budget since 2018,” said Public Works Secretary Mark Villar.
The bypass road project will run through sections of Kaybagal, Maitim, Luksuhin, Sikat, Zambal, Guinhawa, Patutong Malaki, Balagbag, and Salaban.
When completed, the Tagaytay Bypass Road will reduce travel time from Alfonso to Tagaytay City to only 20 minutes, shaving off 33 minutes from the usual 53 minutes.
Aside from the Maitim and Kaybagal Section, DPWH is currently implementing road opening and concreting along the 746-meter Balagbag Section, as well as road opening works on the 1.32-km Salaban Section. It is also undertaking road concreting along the 590-meter Guinhawa Section, and road opening and concreting along the 580-meter Patuto Section 3.
DPWH said it has so far released P466.24 million for the ongoing and completed sections of the bypass road project.
To complete the entire project, DPWH will need an additional P1.08 billion in funds for the road opening, concreting, and road right-of-way acquisition of the remaining sections in Salaban, Patuto, Guinhawa, Zambal, Sikat, and Luksuhin.