By Chito Chavez
The Quezon City Council has asked the City Planning and Development Office and the City Engineering Department to develop project concepts for the construction of causeways along Tullahan River.
In approving City Resolution 7365-2018, the city council wanted to learn ways to build causeways to serve as new roadways and help decongest traffic in Quezon City.
Tullahan River is a 15-kilometer waterway with an average width of 20 meters and an easement of six meters on both sides.
It traverses Barangays Greater Fairview, North Fairview, Novaliches Proper, San Agustin, Sta. Lucia, Sta. Monica, Nagkaisang Nayon, Gulod, San Bartolome, Bagbag, and Talipapa.
The resolution noted the need to develop new roads and alternate routes to decongest many parts of the city.
With the proposal, the city’s traffic woes will be minimized if causeways will be built in the stretch of Tullahan Rive.
The resolution noted that the construction of causeway within the easements of Tullahan River will help develop new and alternate roads for motorists and commuters.