THE P1.22-billion Laguna Lake Highway or known as C-6 dike road will be open to vehicular traffic tomorrow, expected to reduce travel time from Taytay, Rizal to Bicutan, Parañaque, by 50 percent, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said.
“The opening of two lanes from Napindan to M. L. Quezon section in Taguig City is the first phase of the Laguna Lake Highway project that would link Metro Manila [to] the province of Bulacan in the north, Rizal in the east, and Cavite in the south, passing through the cities of Pasig, Taguig, and Muntinlupa,” Villar said Tuesday.
The 10.7-km road network covers the construction of two bridges, rehabilitation of existing 10.28 kms of asphalt road, including construction of 2-meter wide planting strips and 3-meter-diameter bike lane.
“The thrust of the Duterte administration is to ensure not only mobility of vehicles but also individuals. More bike lanes, sidewalks will be installed throughout the country,” he said.
“Complementing the widened road is the construction of additional two lanes at Napindan Bridge 2 which is expected to be completed by December 2017,” he added.
Villar said travelers between Rizal, Makati and Taguig would likely benefit from the new road completion as well as travel speeds along the Laguna Lake Highway.
“With the improved highway, the traffic from Edsa and C5 will be greatly reduced,” Villar said.