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Average speed on Edsa improves to 28 kph — DPWH

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 10:17 AM April 07, 2021

(FILE) LOOK: Motorists pack the northbound lane of Edsa in Guadalupe, Makati. INQUIRER/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines —The average speed on Edsa has improved from 16 kilometers per hour (kph) to 28 kph with the recent opening of the Skyway Stage 3, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Wednesday.

“As you know, we opened up the Skyway, I think that was a big help to Edsa,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said in an interview over ABS-CBN News Channel.

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“In fact, we monitored the speed of Edsa now. The average speed previous to the opening was about 16 kilometers per hour. Now it’s ranging at 28 [kph],” he added.

The 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3, which opened to motorists in December last year, connects the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).

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It was said to reduce travel time between Buendia to NLEX to only 15 minutes, and Alabang and NLEX to only 30 minutes.

Villar said other projects nearing completion that will help decongest Edsa are the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge and the Bonifacio Global City-Ortigas Road Link, both slated to open this year.

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