Traffic-weary residents of Tagaytay might soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief. According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), a new bypass road will help decongest the city, as well as cut travel time to and from nearby Alfonso.
The Tagaytay Bypass Road Project is four lanes wide and spans 8.59km through the Luksuhin, Sikat, Zambal, Guinhawa, Patutong Malaki, Balagbag, Salaban, Kaybagal, and Maitim road sections. Two sections of the project, Maitim, and Kaybagal, are scheduled to open later this month.
“The opening of these two sections this October is only the beginning as we have been prioritizing the inclusion of Tagaytay Bypass Road Project in the national budget since 2018,” DPWH head Mark Villar said in a recent statement, adding that once completed, travel time to and from Alfonso will be cut down to just 20 minutes.
Excited? The project still has a long way to go before completion. So far, over P466 million has been released by the DPWH for the upcoming bypass road. The agency says, though, that an additional P1.08 billion will be needed for the concreting and right-of-way acquisitions of its remaining sections.
Is this stretch of road something you’re looking forward to trying out next time you drive up to Tagaytay? Let us know in the comments.