Marcus De Guzman / DPWH | June 07, 2018 14:12
DPWH opens additional 700-meter road link connecting P. dela Cruz St. to MGM Road
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has just completed an additional portion of Mindanao Avenue Extension. The 700 meter road extension now connects the sections from P. dela Cruz Street all the way to MGM Road in Valenzuela City.
“With the completion of additional 8-lane, or four (4) lanes per direction from P. dela Cruz Street to MGM Road, we reduce travel time from 30 minutes to just 3-6 minutes from the intersection of P. Dela Cruz to General Luis, Valenzuela City,” said Melvin B. Navarro, DPWH National Captial Region Director.
In addition, Navarro said that the newly-completed segment is part of the remaining 1.7-kilometer road improvement along Mindanao Avenue Extension in the cities of Caloocan and Valenzuela. The finished project is part of the Php 118 million Segment 2C that is now 68.75% complete.
“The goal of this project is to decongest traffic within the vicinity from Quezon City particularly Novaliches, Valenzuela and Caloocan City, and vice versa,” added Navarro.
In review, the DPWH resumed construction of the 3.2-kilometer road extension back in 2017. The project was delayed for years due to road right-of-way issues. To date, the DPWH has fininshed a 1.4-kilometer portion of the road back in 2014 and is now being used by motorists.
Aside from providing motorists more roads, the Mindanao Avenue Extension project also covers the construction of drainage, slope protection, street lighting, center island and sidewalks.