Articles about Mark Villar

Excited to try this new expressway?
Contract Package 1 of the Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX) Phase 1, which is expected to cut the travel time between the cities of Tarlac and Cabanatuan by more than half, is now 97% complete, the Department of Public Works and Highways (
We’re pretty sure that’s not its purpose
Earlier this month, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) opened 9.6km Pulilan-Baliuag Diversion Road in Bulacan which, to the delight of the local biking community, included a designated lane for bicycle riders."As part of DPWH's plan,
Bike riders will now have their own space on the road
Good news for Bulacan bike riders: Earlier today, May 9th, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) inaugurated the 9.6km Pulilan-Baliuag Diversion Road in Bulacan, which includes a designated lane for bike riders. The road begins at Pulan-Calumpit
Good news
National roads and bridges affected by the recent string of earthquakes across the Philippines are now open to the public, the Department of Public Works and Highways announced.In a statement released on Facebook, DPWH head Mark Villar said that the government
Did you feel the earthquake, too?
In light of yesterday's magnitude 6.1 earthquake, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) says it will continue with its traffic management plans but stressed the agency's current focus is on disaster response. It also announced that cities
Should help traffic in the area
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced that the new six-lane Quirino Bridge II in Paco, Manila, also known as Concordia Bridge along Quirino Highway, is now fully open to motorists.The P58-million reconstruction project began in
Construction has already started
Motorists down south are going to love this news: The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started construction on South Luzon Expressway Toll Road 4 (SLEX-TR4), a 66.74km extension of SLEX from Santo Tomas, Batangas to Lucena City,
The final inspection was held today
The NLEX Harbor Link project takes another step towards completion. Segment 10-which will essentially cut travel time from Valenzuela City to C3 in Caloocan City from one hour to just five minutes-is scheduled to open on February 26, 2019, and
The project cost P10 million
If only all bridge repairs were as simple as this one.The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) says it has dealt with hairline cracks underneath Malibay Bridge in Pasay City, filling them with epoxy and retrofitting the structure to conform
Good news for cyclists
It looks like the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is really taking cyclist rights seriously now.The government agency has just opened a 5.58km protected bike lane along Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig City-a move that's in
Do you travel on two wheels?
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has expressed its intent to prioritize putting bike lanes on public roads in 2019. Our thoughts? It's about time.According to Inquirer.net, DPWH secretary Mark Villar said the government agency is already
Expected to be finished in Q2 of 2019
The long-running Mindanao Avenue Extension project is one step closer to completion.According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), construction of the 1.8km section of Mindanao Avenue Extension from P. Dela Cruz Street to Gen. Luis Avenue
Ahead of schedule, too
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced that the new six-lane Otis Bridge in Paco, Manila, is now open.Located along P.M. Guazon Street, Otis Bridge was finished in just five months and ahead of schedule, the
Finally
Many said it couldn't be done, but it's finally happened: Segment 10 of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link project has completed its right-of-way acquisition.In a short but sweet statement released via Facebook, Department of Public
Good news for motorists down South
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced that the C5 South Link Expressway project is on schedule-which, in our world of never-ending roadwork and constant delays, is very good news.The progress update was provided earlier today
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