Widening of Barkadahan Bridge to be completed by July 2017

MANILA-- Consistent with the mandate of the President Rodrigo Duterte to fastrack project, Department of Public Work Secretary Mark Villar announced the opening of two additional lanes along the Barkadahan bridge this July.

"When completed the widening of Barkadahan bridge along C-6 will ease traffic congestion at EDSA and C-5. It will also provide safe and convenient route to the travelling public in the eastern corridor," he added.

Last February, DPWH opened a section of the Laguna Lake Highway which traverses through Napindan to M. L. Quezon section in Taguig City.

"The Barkadahan Bridge will complement the Laguna Lake Highway project, a10.7 km road network expected to reduce travel time from Taytay to Bicutan by about 50%," Villar said.

Two lanes of the highway traversing Napindan to M. L. Quezon section in Taguig City was opened last February.

"Travelers between Rizal and Makati/Taguig would benefit the most from improvements of the road capacity as well as travel speeds along the Laguna Lake corridor," Villar noted.

"We aim to develop C-6 as a strategic alternate route for motorists in Metro Manila. The opening of Barkadahan Bridge is part of an ambitious road network aimed at traffic decongestion," he added.

Source: Philippines Information Agency

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