Four-lane Tayabas bypass road to cut travel time to and from Lucena City, nearby areas

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by Drei Laurel | Oct 29, 2020
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Traveling south to Tayabas and Lucena City might soon involve a lot less of being stuck in traffic.

According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the new four-lane Tayabas Bypass Road Project is now 78% complete. Once finished, this new piece of infrastructure located at the Tayabas-Lucban Road junction will decongest Tayabas and make travel to the surrounding areas—including the capital of Quezon Province, Lucena City—a whole lot faster and safer.

In a statement, DPWH head Mark Villar shared that the agency hopes to have the 6.05km road project completed next year, and that motorists may be able to use it before the end of 2020.

“If weather permits, motorists will be able to utilize this four-lane bypass road come 2021, supporting the economy of Tayabas town which is famous for its a distilled alcoholic drink made from coconut called lambanog,” Villar said.

Just how much faster will travel be to these areas? In a report submitted to the DPWH, regional director Samsom Hebra claimed that the bypass road will shorten travel time from Lucena City and Tayabas to places like Sariaya, Candelaria, and San Juan, Batangas, by 20 to 30 minutes.

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“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,” Hebra said.

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If you travel down south often, you’re probably familiar with how congested these areas can get during peak hours. Are you looking forward to the Tayabas Bypass Road Project’s completion next year? Let us know in the comments.

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