New route to Meycauayan and Marilao bypassing congested artery opens

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Meycauayan-Marilao East Service Road. Photo from NLEX Corp.
  • An alternative route to and from Meycauayan and Marilao, Bulacan, opened on March 21
  • The route helps decongest traffic in the narrow artery linking those two towns
  • It uses a section of North Luzon Expressway and allows motorists coming from Paso de Blas, Valenzuela City to go all the way to Lias, Marilao, avoiding the congestion

A new two-lane road that will serve as an alternative route to and from Meycauayan and Marilao, Bulacan is now formally open, according to tollway company NLEX Corp.

Built by the Department of Public Works and Highways, the new Meycauayan-Marilao East Service Road opened on March 21. It occupies a portion of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) right-of-way covering Barangay Lias in Marilao, Bulacan.

NLEX Corp. said the project aims to improve the Bulacan road network, boosting economic activities in the province and enabling the public to experience travel convenience.

The opening of the service road is also seen to help ease traffic on the Meycauayan-Marilao corridor as it bypasses MacArthur Highway and other congested streets.

Now, motorists coming from Paso de Blas, Valenzuela City can go all the way to Lias, Marilao by using the service road.

The project is also expected to improve traffic flow at the Meycauayan Interchange on peak hours and provide a convenient alternative route for motorists, especially those traveling between Iba, Libtong, Malhacan, and Pandayan in Meycauayan and Lias, Ibayo, Saog, and Lambakin in Marilao.

“We are delighted to help the government in providing safer roads and better mobility to our host communities in Meycauayan and Marilao. This service road also augments our efforts to relieve mounting traffic at our interchanges,” NLEX Corp. vice president Donna Marcelo said in a statement.

Last December, a new Meycauayan East Service Road that connects Libtong in Meycauayan City and Lawang Bato in Valenzuela City was also opened.