1.5-km Laguna Lake H’way segment opens

Published March 12, 2018, 10:00 PM

by Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

By Betheena Kae Unite

An additional 1.5 kilometer portion of the Laguna Lake Highway or C-6 was opened Monday, expanding the opened portion of the road to six kilometers.

Hence, motorists can now use the east-bound lane of the Laguna Lake Highway M.L. Quezon Avenue to Napindan Bridge in Taguig City, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, along with Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, led the opening of the highway project yesterday morning.

“The opening of this additional Laguna Lake Highway segment will encourage more motorists to take this faster route from Taytay, Rizal to Bicutan, Taguig,” said Villar.

Villar said only 940 meters of two-lane road, along with two-meter wide planting strip, three-meter wide bike lane and a 1.5-meter wide sidewalk, is being implemented to complete the eastbound portion of the highway.

The construction  of west-bound section is also being fast-tracked by the DPWH to allow the public to use a four-lane highway that will reduce travel to and from Rizal province and Taguig City to just one and a half hours, Villarsaid.

The Laguna Lake Highway, once completed, will serve as an alternative road to the congested Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and Circumferential Road 5 (C5) going to and from Rizal and the eastern corridor of Metro Manila.

It will also serve as a dike that will protect residents of Taguig City in case of flooding in the area.