Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that today two (2) new lanes of the Laguna Lake Highway, formerly known as C-6 Dike Road is now open to the public.
“When completed, the 10.7 km Laguna Lake Highway would reduce travel time from Taytay to Bicutan by about 50%. The opening of the additional two (2) lanes from from Napindan to M. L. Quezon section in Taguig City is only the first phase of the Laguna Lake Highway project,” Villar said.
“We will maintain 24/7 operations until the project is completed,” Villar added.
The total allocation for the 10.7 km road network, which covers the construction or widening of two (2) bridges, rehabilitation or concreting of existing asphalt road (10.28 kms) with provision of additional two lanes, including construction of 2-meter wide planting strips and 3 meter bike lane.
“This is the first highway in the Philippines to have bike lanes. We are planning to replicate it nationwide. TheDuterte Administration is fully committed in ensuring mobility of vehicles and individuals,” Villar said.
Complementing the widened road is the on-going construction of additional two (2) lanes at Napindan Bridge 2 which is expected to be completed by December 2017.
Villar said that 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 Highway.
“With this highway, the traffic from EDSA and C5 will be greatly reduced”, added Villar.
In the past, the DPWH has also widened and paved the C-6 Extension in the Lupang Arenda area of Taytay, Rizal.