New Marikina bypass road to cut travel time between Marcos Hwy, JP Rizal

Phase 1 has been completed
by Drei Laurel | Jul 27, 2019
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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has some good news for residents of Marikina.

In a Facebook post released yesterday, the government agency announced that the first phase of the Marikina City Bypass Road Project has been completed. The finished portion is a two-lanes side, 470m stretch situated beside the Marikina River and SM Marikina. Look:

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“This 470-meter Phase 1 is part of the proposed Marcos Highway-JP Rizal Bypass Road Project from Marcos Highway up to M. Roxas Road near Kalumpang Barangay Hall and JP Rizal Street,” DPWH NCR director Ador Canlas said in a statement. “Marikina River’s side will serve as the alignment of the bypass road.

“We came up with this project to address the growing volume of vehicles plying both Marcos Highway and JP Rizal Street. With a bypass road, motorists won’t have to endure nearby congested roads just to cross each side, cutting travel time by as much as 25 minutes.”

The remaining 1.14km section will take an estimated P428 million in funding to build, the DPWH said. Once the project is completed, the agency claims the 1.6km stretch of road will cut travel time between Marcos Highway and JP Rizal Street in Marikina City.

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