As work continues to upgrade and rehabilitate the Radial Road 10 (R-10) in Manila, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) opens an additional two lanes that can be used by motorists going both ways.
The opening of the two-lane section between Pacheco Street to Zaragoza Street in Tondo, Manila was led by DPWH Secretary Mark Villar.
Improvement to R-10 aims to enhance traffic flow in the area as it is used as a major truck and cargo route between ports north and south of Manila and also for motorists from Monumento going to the airport and South Luzon Expressway and vice versa.
Some 4,000 informal settlers previously occupied the newly opened area, which narrowed the road down and caused a bottleneck in traffic.
After starting work November 2016, the DPWH maintained non-stop operations to achieve a soft opening in January 2017.
"The 24/7 operations will be maintained until the full six (6) concrete paved lanes along R-10 Road northbound is fully completed. We hope that by April 2017, the public could access all phases of the project. The concrete paving of 360 lineal meters 3rd innermost lane is also already completed to include 72 lineal meters 4th, 5th and 6th lanes while others are undergoing excavation and base and sub-base course preparation,” said Villar.