Travel time between the province of Rizal and southern Metro Manila will be significantly reduced after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently finished an additional 700-meter roadway along Laguna Lake Highway.
The newly-finished section spans between Napindan to M.L. Quezon, Taguig City. This amounts to a total roadway of 6.7 km that can be used by motorists. For DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, the completion of the 700 meter section of Laguna Lake Highway will allow for improved traffic flow amidst the rainy season.
“Aside from increasing mobility, this project acts as an armored elevated dike protecting Taguig City against possible flooding. The Laguna Lake Highway can also be a temporary evacuation area during the occurrence of floods,” said Villar.
Aside from Villar, other key attendees during the opening ceremony were Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, Bases Conversion and Development Authority Bases Conversion President Vivencio B. Dizon, Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano and Vice City Mayor Ricardo Cruz.
In review, the Laguna Lake Highway (formerly C-6 Dike Road) consists of a two-lane concrete road with a two-meter wide planting strip and drainage. It also includes the construction and widening of three bridges: Napindan Bridge, Barkadahan Bridge and Tapayan Bridge.
Once completed, motorists traveling from Rizal province towards Makati and Taguig (and vice versa) will be able to use Laguna Lake Highway as an alternate route besides EDSA and C-5. The road project is expected to cut travel time from Taytay to Bicutan from one hour to just thirty minutes.