Some good news for residents of Quezon Province.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced that Phase 2 of the new bypass road in Infanta is almost complete. The upcoming bypass road will help decongest Infanta town proper by allowing motorists to go around it. At the same time, it will also make Dinahican Port more accessible to travelers.

According to the DPWH Quezon 1st District Engineering Office, the project is now under Phase 2 and has an ongoing 545-meters road opening and 2-lane concreting over a length of 380 meters. Furthermore, Secretary Mark Villar adds that the project is already 87% complete with the segment scheduled to be finished by the end of the year.

Infanta Bypass Road in Quezon is almost complete image

So far the first segment of the bypass road has been completed, stretching from Barangay Silangan to Miswa; a 4-lane, 315-meter road portion complete with the provision of slope protection works, drainage system, and a sidewalk. The completion of Phase 2 later this year will further extend the reach of the Infanta Bypass Road.

The Infanta Bypass Road will be a 4.2-kilometer road with four lanes and will be 6.7-meters wide. The entire project is planned for implementation until 2022. Once completed, Villar adds that it will provide “motorists going to Dinahican Port an alternative route enabling them to save travel time and vehicle operations”.

So the next time you visit Quezon Province, you might just be able to drive on this new bypass road already.