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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has opened an additional 700-meter portion of Mindanao Avenue Extension, completing the section from P. Dela Cruz Street in Caloocan City to MGM Road in Valenzuela City.

DPWH National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) director Melvin B. Navarro said the newly opened segment was completed in April by contractor Tokwing Construction Corporation.

“With the completion of an additional eight lane, or four lanes per direction from P. dela Cruz Street to MGM Road, we reduce travel time from 30 minutes to just 3 to 6 minutes from the intersection of P. Dela Cruz to General Luis, Valenzuela City,” Navarro said in a statement.

He added that the newly completed segment is part of the remaining 1.7-kilometer road improvement on Mindanao Avenue Extension in Caloocan and Valenzuela City under the P118-million Segment 2C that is now 68.75% completed.

In 2017, DPWH resumed construction of the 3.2-kilometer Mindanao Avenue Extension Project, after being halted for years due to road right-of-way issues. A portion of the road totaling 1.4 kilometers has been opened since 2014.

“The goal of this project is to decongest traffic within the vicinity from Quezon City particularly Novaliches, Valenzuela and Caloocan City, and vice versa,” Navarro said.

The Mindanao Avenue Extension Project also covers drainage, slope protection, street lighting, center island, and sidewalks to ensure the safety of road users.

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