Vehicular flow in some parts of Quezon City will vastly improve after the completion of several major projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the area.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar was on hand to lead the opening of two expanded roads, plus the Php 165-million flood control project.
“The flood control project, which costs PHP165 million, involves the construction of reinforced concrete box culvert that increased the capacity of Anaran Creek for effective mitigation of perennial flooding at South Triangle area particularly at Mother Ignacia Avenue and Panay Avenue,” said Villar.
The newly widened route from Timog Avenue to Scout Albano was officially opened to motorists yesterday. An extra 820.62 lineal meters of service road was added, serving as two extra lanes for vehicles while also acting as the cover of the reinforced concrete box culvert that will help prevent flooding in the area.
“With the completion of Timog Avenue to Scout Albano Street segment, the project, which spans 1.1 km in total, will increase the capacity of Anaran Creek by 123.4% and decongest traffic in Quezon Avenue. It is also an alternative route to EDSA and Timog Avenue,” added Villar.
Also opened yesterday was the broadened 1.2-kilometer stretch of Sergeant Esguerra Road in Barangay South Triangle.
"We've expanded the existing asphalt pavement of 9.8 meters and replaced it with a concrete pavement of 14 meters. With the opening of additional two lanes, we expect traffic to ease along EDSA, Quezon Avenue and Timog Avenue," said Villar.
The fast completion of these project were credited by the DPWH chief to the 24/7 construction scheme of the agency in line with the government’s mandate to ‘Build, Build, Build’.