DPWH to open Commonwealth Avenue Extension soon

Hooray for progress!
Jul 28, 2011

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will soon open the Don Mariano Marcos Avenue Extension after it has finished the construction of an electrical panel post and applied the necessary pavement markings on the road.

Built at a cost of P65.898 million, the six-lane, 500-lineal-meter project connects Don Mariano Marcos Avenue, or Commonwealth Avenue as it is more popularly known, to the Quirino Highway in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Together with the construction of the extension, the DPWH also installed reinforced concrete pipe culverts, concrete manholes and curb inlet manholes as drainage provisions.

Safety features installed on the extension includes street lightings using galvanized poles with double luminaire lamps, regulatory and warning road signs, and reflectorized thermoplastic pavement markings.

According to DPWH secretary Rogelio Singson, the opening of the extension road to vehicular traffic soon will not only solve the congestion problem on the main road but it will also make a significant impact on the environment as the faster flow of traffic will result in less smoke emissions and will help motorists save on fuel.

Photo from SXC.hu

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