Remember the Katipunan Avenue Extension project that finally began in 2019 after 60 years on the drawing board? Well, we won't have to wait too long before we can drive on it.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that the 3.38-kilometer extension of Katipunan Ave. will be finished and opened to the public later this year. Once complete, motorists and Quezon City residents will have an alternative route to Batasan and San Mateo, Rizal.

After 60 years, Katipunan Ave. Extension will be completed this 2021 image

According to an update by DPWH Quezon City First District Engineer Loida S. Busa, the agency has already delivered the 800-meter road extension under Phase 3 and the 22.50-meter permanent bridge along Vista Real Classica Subdivision in Barangay Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

“We are fast-tracking the construction of Phases 1 and 2 from Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Property and Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Properties to Vista Real Subdivision which are now 60% and 90% complete,” adds DPWH Sec. Mark Villar.

After 60 years, Katipunan Ave. Extension will be completed this 2021 image

Villar is optimistic that the Katipunan Extension project will ease congestion along both Katipunan Ave. and Commonwealth Ave. once completed. The new road will also cut down travel time for motorists in the area.

The DPWH did not give a specific date on when Katipunan Ave. Extension will be complete. Whatever the case, we can't wait to try it out later this year. More importantly, we want to see the effect of the new road on decongesting Katipunan Ave. and Commonwealth Ave.