Motorists that need to get from Meycauayan City, Bulacan to Valenzuela City in Metro Manila can now drive on a newly-opened road that runs parallel to the North Luzon Expressway.
NLEX Corporation, together with the Department of Public Works and Highways and Department of Transportation (DOTr), formally opened the new Meycauayan East Service Road. Connecting Libtong in Meycauayan City and Lawang Bato in Valenzuela City, the new access road will ease both northbound and southbound traffic in the two cities.
The new service road will give motorists a direct route between the two cities and help improve traffic flow at the Meycauayan Interchange. The project is part of the Bulacan road network improvements to encourage economic growth, and deliver better travel convenience and safety.
Using a portion of the NLEX right-of-way (ROW), the DPWH constructed the 1-km, two-lane service road as an alternate route in order to bypass the busy MacArthur Highway. Aside from helping motorists get from Libtong to Lawang Bato and vice versa, NLEX Corp. says motorists coming from Paso de Blas in Valenzuela City may also reach Malhacan in Meycauayan City faster compared to using local, more congested roads.
“Aside from relieving traffic, this infrastructure is seen to enhance mobility and make economic activities in Meycauayan and nearby areas more efficient,” said Donna Faylona Marcelo, NLEX Corporation vice president.
In the future, motorists will also get to enjoy a more direct route to and from Meycauayan and Marilao as the DPWH and NLEX Corp. are currently constructing the 190-meter Marilao East Service Road.
For those living in the cities of Valenzuela and Meycauayan, has the new service road helped in alleviating traffic in both northbound and southbound directions? Let us know in the comments.