By Erma Edera
The Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) has recently completed the P18.4-million upgrade of the Don Alejandro Roces Ave. in Quezon City, five months ahead of its target schedule.
According to DPWH National Capital Region (NCR) Director Ador Canlas, the Quezon City II District Engineering Office intently hastened construction works to cater to the volume of motorists traversing the avenue.
“Since the road upgrading commenced in July, the implementing office has been working tirelessly to complete the project earlier as the Avenue serves as an alternate route going to Tomas Morato, Mother Ignacia, as well as the Scout Streets, and vice versa,” Canlas said.
Meanwhile, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar lauded its speedy completion, citing the department’s efforts to increase its disbursement rate.
According to DPWH-NCR, the road upgrading was funded under the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA), involved the upgrading of damaged concrete pavement with a total length of 876.20-lineal meters from 0.23 meters to 0.30 meters thick.