The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has opened additional 700-meter portion of Mindanao Avenue Extension, completing the section from P. dela Cruz Street to MGM Road in Valenzuela City.
DPWH National Capital Region Director Melvin B. Navarro said the newly-opened segment was completed in April by contractor Tokwing Construction Corporation.
“With the completion of additional 8-lane, or four (4) lanes per direction from P. dela Cruz Street to MGM Road, we reduce travel time from 30 minutes to just 3-6 minutes from the intersection of P. Dela Cruz to General Luis, Valenzuela City” said Director Navarro.
Director Navarro added that the newly-completed segment is part of the remaining 1.7-kilometer road improvement at Mindanao Avenue Extension in Caloocan and Valenzuela City under the P118-million Segment 2C that is now 68.75 percent completed.
In 2017, DPWH has resumed construction of the 3.2-kilometer Mindanao Avenue Extension Project, after being halted for years due to road right-of-way issues. A total of 1.4 kilometer portion of the road was earlier completed and opened since 2014.
“The goal of this project is to decongest traffic within the vicinity from Quezon City particularly Novaliches, Valenzuela and Caloocan City, and vice versa,” said Director Navarro.
The Mindanao Avenue Extension Project being implemented by DPWH-NCR also covers drainage, slope protection, street lighting, center island and sidewalks component for the safety of road users.