Two additional lanes along Quezon Avenue opened » Manila Bulletin News



By Betheena Kae Unite

Two additional lanes along Quezon Avenue were opened to motorists today (November 3), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.

Credit: DPWH via Twitter

The completed road widening starts from Elliptical Road to Agham Road along Quezon Avenue in Quezon City.

Drainage improvement, according to Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, was also part of the P62-million road improvement project.

With the completion of two additional lanes, the road has been widened to six lanes.

The road improvement is expected to decongest traffic in the area and provide ease for motorists bound for the northern part of the metropolis.

According to Villar, the additional lanes would cater to at least 164 public utility jeeps (PUJs), 427 private cars and 321 motorcycles per hour during rush hour.

The DPWH chief further said the road has also a reinforced concrete box culvert component to mitigate flooding on the area.

He said the new drainage system would particularly increase the capacity of Tanque Creek by 112 percent as it now measures 5.3 meters by 3 meters.

This is far bigger than the previous 3 meters by 2.5 meters box culvert along the road, Villar added.

The project is aligned with the existing two outermost service lane approaching Agham Road and EDSA.

Villar together with National Economic and Development Authority Ernesto Pernia led the inauguration of the newly improved road early today.

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