The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to add what it calls a ‘high capacity highway’ to the limited number of routes that connect Manila to parts of EDSA and Quezon City.
Works are ongoing on the clearing of informal settlers in the area before the DPWH begins widening and upgrading the 9.7-kilometer Radial Road 10 or R-10.
After its transformation, R-10 will be another route as well for vehicles travelling north to south and vice-versa and is expected to take a major load off of EDSA and C-5.
“Filipinos will soon have access to an improved and widened Radial Road 10 or R-10 which they may opt to use as alternate route to EDSA via Bonifacio Drive and Roxas Boulevard in travelling from north to south and vice versa,” said DPWH Secretary Mark Villar.
R-10 stretches from Delpan Bridge in Tondo, Manila to the mouth of the Malabon River at Bangkulasi Bridge before connecting to C-4 Road in Navotas City. It may be used as an alternate route to EDSA and C5 for motorists travelling from Quezon City to Manila and Pasay.
"We have completed the clearing of illegal structures along the road right-of-way. We will now resume construction activities for the full completion of the upgrading and widening of the remaining section particularly at Pacheco, Tondo area. The Bangkulasi Bridge at the end of C-4 in Navotas City has also been recently opened following the relocation of informal settler families previously occupying the foot of the bridge,” added Villar.
The DPWH is committed to opening R-10 by January 2017.