The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will soon open the Maitim and Kaybagal Section of the ongoing 4-lane Tagaytay Bypass Road Project in Tagaytay City, Cavite.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the soon-to-be-opened sections with combined length of 1.54-kilometer is the initial segments of the project which is envisioned as an 8.59-kilometer bypass road that will divert traffic within the congested city roads of Tagaytay, running through Luksuhin, Sikat, Zambal, Guinhawa, Patutong Malaki, Balagbag, Salaban, Kaybagal, and Maitim road sections.
“The opening of these two (2) sections this October is only the beginning as we have been prioritizing the inclusion of Tagaytay Bypass Road Project in the national budget since 2018,” said Secretary Villar.
According to Secretary Villar, Tagaytay Bypass Road when completed will reduce to only 20 minutes travel time from Alfonso towards Tagaytay City, saving as much as 33 minutes from the usual 53 minutes.
Aside from the Maitim and Kaybagal Section, DPWH is currently implementing road opening and concreting at the 746-meter Balagbag Section, road opening of 1.32-kilometer Salaban Section, road concreting of 590-meter Guinhawa Section; and road opening and concreting of 580-meter Patuto Section 3. DPWH has so far released an amount of P466.24 Million for the ongoing and completed sections of the bypass road project.
To complete the entire road project, DPWH will need an additional P1.08 Billion in funds for the road opening, concreting and road right-of-way acquisition of the remaining sections at Salaban, Patuto, Guinhawa, Zambal, Sicat, Luksuhin.