ROXAS BLVD., Manila (DWDD) – Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar together with Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, Bases Conversion and Development Authority Bases Conversion President Vivencio B. Dizon, Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano and Vice Mayor Ricardo Cruz led the opening of an additional 700 meters 2-lane concrete pavement along Laguna Lake Highway (formerly C-6 dike road).
This new road section from Napindan to M.L. Quezon, Taguig City will bring to a total of 6.7 kilometers (kms) concrete roadway serviceable to the public.
The Laguna Lake Highway project consists of a two (2) lane concrete road with a two (2) meter-wide planting strip and drainage. It also includes the construction and widening of three (3) bridges namely the Napindan Bridge, Barkadahan Bridge, and Tapayan Bridge.
Pedestrian-friendly infrastructures have been integrated within the project through a 1.5 meter-wide sidewalk and a three (3) meter-wide protected bike lane.
Just in time for the rainy season, Secretary Villar reiterated the importance of the Laguna Lake Highway in safeguarding the lives and properties of the residents in the vicinity against heavy rains.
“Aside from increasing mobility, this project acts as an armored elevated dike protecting Taguig City against possible flooding,” said Villar.
“The Laguna Lake Highway can also be a temporary evacuation area during the occurrence of floods,” Villar added.
In addition, the Taguig General Hospital is also being constructed along the Laguna Lake Highway for accessibility.
Once completed, motorists traversing Rizal Province and the eastern corridor of Metro Manila, particularly from the cities of Makati and Taguig, can utilize the Laguna Lake Highway as an alternative to EDSA and C-5 Road. The project is expected to reduce travel time from Taytay to Bicutan from one (1) hour to only 30 minutes. DPWH / MCAG