DPWH Secretary says 5-minute Cubao-Makati travel time possible
Aileen Cerrudo • July 2, 2019 • 1804
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar has said that the 5-minute travel time from Cubao to Makati can be done.
Villar explained that major road projects in Metro Manila which are set to be opened will help in making the 5-minute travel time possible.
These projects include Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project, NLEX Harbor Link, and C5 South Link Expressway which are expected to be finished by the end of the year.
Villar said 200,000 vehicles would need to be taken out in order to reduce traffic along EDSA.
“To revert back to a level of traffic when we finish the Skyway Project it will reduce traffic by 100,000 vehicles. When the NLEX (North Luzon Expressway) Harbor Link connector is completed it will minimize 50,000 vehicles. When C-6 is finished we reduce another 50,000,” he said.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has recorded around 400,000 vehicles traversing EDSA everyday which exceeds its capacity of 288,000 vehicles.
Meanwhile, aside from the DPWH, the Philippine National Police (PNP) Highway Patrol Group also thinks the 5-minute travel time is possible especially when traffic laws will be strictly implemented.—AAC (with reports from Joan Nano)
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of classrooms in Amulung National High School and a road-widening project in Cagayan.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar cited the completion of a 4.23 kilometers road widening project funded under the 2018 Regular Infrastructure Fund. This is based on the report submitted by District Engineer Danilo U. Tabilas of DPWH-Cagayan Third District Engineering Office (DPWH-CTDEO).
The construction of a two-storey school building, which consists of eight classrooms, has also been completed. According to Villar, this aims to increase the number of students for the incoming school years.
“These new, sturdy, and comfortable classrooms will cater a total of 400 students and provide a conducive learning environment that will enable both teachers and students to exhibit their full potential,” he said.—AAC
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that it has completed the construction of a new flood control structure in Alangalang town in Leyte.
In a statement released on Thursday , the DPWH said the new structure is designed to protect residents as the municipality is highly susceptible to flooding.
“The five-meter-high flood control wall was built to protect lives and properties by containing the waters which may rise to minimal levels during extreme weather events,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar was quoted as saying.
In can be recalled that in 2018, a number of families from Barangay Salvacion and nearby barangays in Alangalang had to be evacuated after floodwaters brought about by Tropical Depression Agaton inundated eight towns in Leyte province.
Villar said a total of P40.95 Million was allocated under the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) for the construction of the new 168-meter riprap and revetment wall in Barangay Salvacion in the town of Alangalang, Leyte.
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