The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completes construction of a P245 million-worth underpass located along Manila South Road (MSR) Diversion Road in Lucena City, Quezon.
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, officially opened the project to vehicular traffic with a ceremonial drive-thru and unveiling of project marker.
Secretary Villar said that the project is anticipated to ease traffic congestion along Daang Maharlika Route, delivering faster and safer travel for motorists.
“At least 70% of motorists that will traverse the intersection will benefit from the completion of this project. The remaining 30%, on the other hand, is expected to pass through the service road,” he added.
Construction works on the project, which were divided into two phases, involved concrete paving of a four-lane, 472 lineal-meter road with a 16 lineal-meter concrete bridge along Lucena-Tayabas-Mauban Port Road.
Funding of the project was covered by 2017 and 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA), amounting to P100 million and P145 million, respectively.