Progress now at 70.35%
Secretary Singson said that based on the report of DPWH - Urban Road Projects Office-Project Management Office (DPWH-URPO-PMO) Director Mariano R. Alquiza, construction work of C-3 (G. Araneta)/Quezon Avenue Interchange Project is now in progress ahead of schedule with actual accomplishment of 70.35%. In fact, activities at at-grade section along G. Araneta Avenue are already completed and both directions are now open to traffic in time for the opening of classes on June 4, added Singson.
“Traffic gridlock along Quezon City’s major highways will soon be reduced as the construction of the depressed underpass along Quezon Avenue crossing C-3 Road (G. Araneta Avenue) in Quezon City will be completed ahead of its scheduled September completion date,” said Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson.
On-going activities of the contractor Ciriaco Corporation include roadway excavation, pouring of Concrete Pavement and curb, gutter & island including sidewalk at depressed section and at-grade sections (both at Sto. Domingo and Toyota sides); laying of bituminous asphalt overlay at C-3/Quezon Avenue approaches (Sta. Mesa Bound), at-grade section along Domingo (both direction) and partially completed portion along Sct. Chuatoco St. (EDSA bound); widening & improvement of Mariblo Bridge; and installation of Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert (RCBC).
Director Alquiza said that early completion of this P430 Million worth project will speed up traffic flow and reduce pollution in the area by lessening gas emissions during traffic gridlock. When completed, the project is also expected to help decongest traffic along EDSA and major thoroughfares nearby. To ensure smooth flow of traffic at the project construction area, DPWH-URPO-PMO in coordination with the MMDA has intensified the continuous implementation of traffic management plan by deploying traffic enforcers and activating the traffic lights at the intersection of Quezon Avenue and Araneta Avenue and other nearby intersections.