A bypass road projected to be the fastest route from Lucena, Quezon to Batangas is now 78 percent completed and poised for 2021 completion, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced Wednesday.
The Tayabas Bypass Road is a 6.05-kilometer road that will connect Lucena and Tayabas in Quezon Province towards Sariaya and Candelaria in Quezon and on to San Juan in Batangas.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said that the ongoing bypass road project, which also aims to decongest traffic within the town proper of Tayabas, is expected to be “substantially completed before the end of the year and will be fully completed in 2021.”
“If weather permits, motorists will be able to utilize this four-lane bypass road come 2021, supporting the economy of Tayabas town which is famous for its distilled alcoholic drink made from coconut called lambanog,” Villar said.
The bypass road begins at the junction of Tayabas-Lucban Road in Barangay Lalo (Guanzon) and ends at the junction of Tayabas-Mainit-Mauban Road in Barangay Mateuna and passes through five major creek crossings.
DPWH Region IV-A Director Samson Hebra said that once completed, “it will be the fastest, safest route from Lucena and Tayabas towards Sariaya, Candelaria, and San Juan, Batangas, saving approximately 20 to 30 minutes of travel time during peak hours.”
“With this road, we hope to encourage more investments for the Tayabas town, most especially in under-developed areas that will be traversed by the bypass road,” Hebra added.