The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) opened 2 additional lanes along the southbound section of Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.
From the usual 5 lanes, the stretch of Zuzuarregui Street to Vila Beatriz now has 7 lanes in operation, according to DPWH secretary Mark Villar. He claimed that the additional lanes are the effect of their agreement and coordination with the stakeholders (National Housing Authority), the local government, and the informal settlers occupying the area.
We have settled right-of-way claims of informal settler families so we were able to push through with opening of 2 additional lanes along Commonwealth. Another 1 lane will be added once the utility posts are relocated,” said Villar.
He also added that the P41 million project involves the clearing of existing illegal structures of around 392 informal settlers as well as construction of retaining walls, flood control projects, and road concreting. A 2.5 meter-wide sidewalk will also be constructed, as well as installation of 910 mm reinforced concrete pipe culvert (RCPC).
DPWH pushes through with their efforts in Quezon City, where just last month, road repairs in Quezon City were conducted.
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