The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently launched a project that aims to solve the prevalent traffic problems in Metro Manila, specifically in the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) which handles a huge volume of vehicles every day.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, upon orders of President Rodrigo “Roa” Duterte, ordered the commencement of construction of 11 bridges that will connect different parts of Metro Manila to each other.
The P42 billion pesos development project includes the construction of BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road, the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge, the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, the Pasig-Marikina River and Manggahan Floodway Bridges, and the Metro Manila priority seismic improvement project.
Under this initiative, the DPWH expects traffic in Metro Manila to lessen as the government project provides motorists an alternative route to their destinations.
The said project, which is expected to be finished by August 2021, also targets the replacement of existing bridges with newly-designed and structurally-sound ones.