Traffic on EDSA Will Soon Be Reduced By 20% to 30% Soon, According to DPWH

Two huge infrastructure projects are coming your way.

While many of us feel like the traffic situation on the parking lot known as EDSA isn't going to improve anytime soon, the Department of Public Works and Highways would like to disagree.

In a recent briefing with the press, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced that the volume of vehicles plying the Metro's most notorious thoroughfare is expected to lessen by 20% to 30% in the second quarter of 2020 once two big-ticket infrastructure projects under the EDSA Decongestion Program are completed.

The first of these two is the North Luzon Expressway Harbor Link, which will be fully aligned by March. The second and arguably the biggest project in the P384-billion decongestion program is Skyway Stage 3, which is scheduled to be completed by April. Through the latter alone, Villar says that 100,000 cars will already be diverted from EDSA.

In total, there are 13 roads and expressways, plus 10 bridges that will be built to decongest EDSA and the Metro. Around the capital, there are a couple airports and train lines headed your way

Roads and expressways

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  1. Skyway Stage 3
  2. North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10
  3. NLEX Harbor Link R-10 Exit Ramp
  4. NLEX Harbor Link Segment 8.2
  5. NLEX-SLEX Connector Road
  6. C-5 South Link Expressway
  7. Southeast Metro Manila Expressway, C6 (Phase 1)
  8. Fort Bonifacio-Nichols Field Road
  9. Laguna Lake Highway
  10. NAIAX Phase II
  11. Radial Road R-10 widening
  12. Samar Street widening
  13. Mindanao Avenue Extension (Segment 2C)

Bridges

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There’s still a long way to go, but we’re looking forward to seeing all these projects finally completed.

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