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More roads to open in Metro Manila to ease traffic – DPWH

/ 01:03 PM June 26, 2018

A traffic advisory for the construction of the Skyway Stage 3 project is displayed along Osmeña Highway in Manila. INQUIRER FILE / RICHARD A. REYES

More roads will be opened across Metro Manila in the next two to three years in the hope of resolving the traffic condition in the country, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Tuesday.

Four major roadworks are on the table, with some minor projects that could be operational by the end of this year, said Alex Bote, DPWH director for Public and Private Partnership Service.

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“Talagang push ni Secterary Mark [Villar] ‘yung ginagawa namin na mitigation ng traffic,” Bote told Radyo Inquirer.

(Secretary Mark Villar is really pushing, working on to mitigate the traffic.)

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Bote said among these projects are the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, NLEX–SLEX Connector Road, Southeast Metro Manila Expressway and Manila Taguig Expressway.

These new roads, he said, would ease the traffic congestion between Balintawak in Quezon City to the South Luzon Expressway, C3 Road in Caloocan City to Sta. Mesa in Manila, Batasan to Paranaque City, and Delpan Bridge in Manila to Marikina.

Bote said the agency had not set aside infrastructure development in provinces.

“’Yung regional offices natin marami ding naka-propose na projects at ongoing projects,” he said.

(Our regional offices in DPWH also have a lot of proposed and ongoing projects.)

He expressed confidence that the country’s traffic woes would be solved eventually.

“Sa sipag ng secretary natin, itong traffic na ito, malulutas ’yan,” Bote said.

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(Through the hard work of our secretary, this traffic will be given solution). /cbb

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