The entire 7.42-kilometer stretch of the new Sariaya Bypass Road from Manila South Road to Quezon Eco-Tourism Road in Quezon Province is now 100 percent complete and open to the motoring public.
No less than President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, together with Public Works ang Highways Secretary Roger G. Mercado, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Quezon Governor Danilo E. Suarez, and Quezon 2nd District Representative David C. Suarez led the inauguration of the new 4-lane bypass road which is seen to decongest Manila South Road/Daang Maharlika from Sariaya to Lucena City by as much as 40 percent from its current traffic volume.
Also present were DPWH Senior Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut, Assistant Secretary Wilfredo Mallari, Regional Office 4-A Director Jovel G. Mendoza, as well as other public works and local officials.
“We can now avoid traffic along Daang Maharlika in the town proper of Sariaya, and use a toll-free bypass road, complete with road shoulder, drainage structures, safety features, markings and signs,” said Secretary Mercado.
“Sariaya Bypass Road will benefit Sariaya Town through better mobility enabling better trade and encouraging businesses. This will also provide convenience to motorists mostly going in and out of Metro Manila and Southern Tagalog or Bicol Region,” added Secretary Mercado.
The P573.8 Million-Sariaya Bypass Road Project was implemented by DPWH Regional Office IV-A and DPWH Quezon 2nd District Engineering Office. The project also covers the construction of four (4) 2-lane bridges: the 40-meter Tumbaga Bridge, 80-meter Morong Bridge, 160-meter Gibanga Bridge, and another 40-meter Isabang Bridge.