The 6 major road projects scheduled to be finished this year are expected to reduce traffic congestion on Metro Manila’s main highway, the Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).
The ongoing infrastructure projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) cover six cities – Makati, Pasay, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, and Caloocan.
The major road projects to be completed in 2020 include:
1. the 2.60-kilometer North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link R-10 Exit Ramp
2. the 3.2-kilometer Mindanao Avenue Extension Segment 2C
3. the 6.94-km Laguna Lake Highway
4. the 3.3-km Fort Bonifacio-Nichols Road (Lawton Avenue) widening to accommodate more vehicles
5. the Bonifacio Global City-Ortigas Center Link Road Project
6. the 18.30-kilometer Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3
The DPWH is also working on the following projects scheduled to be finished by 2021:
- the 8-kilometer NLEX-SLEX Connector Road
- the 680-meter Binondo-Intramuros Bridge connecting Intramuros and Binondo
- the 506-meter Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge connecting Estrella, Makati to Barangka Drive, Mandaluyong
2022 Road Projects
The government agency report also noted the expected opening in 2022 of the following:
- the 8.35-kilometer NLEX Harbor Link Segment 8.2
- the 2.39-kilometer Section 1 Phase 1 of the 32-kilometer Southeast Metro Manila Expressway, C-6
2023 Road Projects
Scheduled to open in 2023 are:
- the 2.02 km North & South Harbor Bridge connecting North and South Harbor
- the 438-meter Palanca-Villegas Bridge connecting A. Villegas and Carlos Palanca Streets
- the 929-meter Eastbank-Westbank Bridge 2 connecting Eastbank Dike Road and Westbank Dike Road at Cainta, Rizal
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar revealed these schedules of completion in his performance report on January 17, 2020, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.
“In the coming years, more road spaces will be constructed to provide motorists alternative routes to the heavily-congested 23.8 kilometers Edsa. In close coordination with national government agencies, local government units, and the private sector, we are pushing for the swift completion of our flagship infrastructure projects that will provide a lasting solution to gridlocks in the National Capital Region (NCR),” Villar said.
San Miguel Corporation recently announced that Skyway SLEX-NLEX connector road opens in March 2020.
Kalibo Bridge, the longest bridge in Western Visayas, opened last week in Aklan and is expected to cut travel time to the world-famous Boracay Island.
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