Quezon Avenue underpass opens next week according to DPWH

Quezon Avenue underpass opens next week according to DPWH image

Text: / Photos: Brent Co | posted September 23, 2012 11:00

PhP430M project completed in nearly 14 months expected to smoothen traffic flow in Metro Manila

The traffic woes of motorists that traverse Quezon Avenue and C-3 Road may soon be over as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently announced that the 430-million Peso Quezon Avenue-C-3/G. Araneta Avenue underpass is set to open next week. The project was started in June of 2011 and took nearly 14 months to complete.

The project is part of the government's plans to alleviate traffic in major thoroughfares of Metro Manila particularly on the already congested EDSA channeling trucks plying from the North Luzon Expressway as an alternative route. 

The agency revealed that they just making final corrections and adjustments before opening it to the public. They also assured the public the underpass will be flood free with the installation of submersible pumps that will be powered by emergency backup generators.

President Aquino is expected to personally lead the inauguration of the underpass.

Update: Deputy Presidental Spokesman Abigail Valte has revealed in a press briefing yesterday that the DPWH said the underpass will be open to the public on September 28