Travel time between Bocaue and Sta. Maria in Bulacan has been reduced from 45 minutes to just 10 minutes. This was made possible after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently opened the Ciudad de Victoria Interchange and Overpass Bridge/Bypass Project.
The new 5.14-km road is aimed at improving the movement of people and of goods in Bulacan. Moreover, it also serves as an alternate route to Governor F. Halili Road (aka the Bocaue-San Jose Road in Sta. Maria) which is notorious for traffic gridlock.
The Ciudad de Victoria Interchange project consists of a six-lane bypass road from the McArthur Highway to Bocaue Municipal Hall which included the construction of a 22.80 linear meter bridge connecting Manila North Road to Ciudad de Victoria. There was also the construction of a 1.2-kilometer, four-lane road connecting the Philippine Arena to the Bocaue-Sta. Maria Bypass Road.
“More than just being proud of the accomplishments of DPWH, it is always an honor to give good news especially to the people of the town of Bocaue and Sta. Maria as the days of traffic congestion is finally over,” said DPWH Secretary Mark Villar.
While the new road was aimed at giving motorists in Bulacan a faster way of getting around, the opening of the Ciudad de Victoria Interchange also fulfilled the promise of alleviating the queuing of vehicles/trucks along NLEX Bocaue Entry/Exit. This translates to reduced congestion in major truck routes in Bulacan and along the expressway itself.
The Ciudad de Victoria Interchange project is expected to alleviate traffic in the usually busy areas of Bulacan, particularly along the Bocaue segment of MacArthur Highway.
For the motorists that frequently pass by the area, is it actually helping free up traffic? Let us know in the comments.