Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the ongoing Tayabas Bypass Road Project is now 78 percent accomplished.
Secretary Villar said that the 6.05-kilometer bypass road project that will 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 4-lane bypass road come 2021, supporting economy of Tayabas town which is famous for its a distilled alcoholic drink made from coconut called “lambanog,” Secretary Villar added .
The bypass road begins at 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 (5) major creek crossings.
In his report to Secretary Villar, DPWH Region IV-A Director Samson L. Hebra said that once completed, Tayabas Bypass Road 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,” Director Hebra added.