Needless to say, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has been busy constructing infrastructure projects for the convenience of Filipino motorists. The latest project the government agency signed is the contract for the Detailed Engineering Design (D.E.D.) for the proposed Laguna Lakeshore Road Network Project (LLRN).
The proposed Laguna Lakeshore Network Project (LLRN)
Present in the contract signing were DPWH Acting Secretary Roger “Oging” Mercado, Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil K. Sadain, and Department Chief Accountant Mary Antoinette Z. Puno. Members of the DCCD Engineering Corporation, TCGI Engineers, and KRC Environmental Services also graced the event.
“The LLRN Project will strengthen road transport efficiency towards Metro Manila and neighboring regions and will provide added opportunities to stakeholders – more jobs will be created; traffic will be decongested; movement of goods and services will be a lot easier; and so much more benefits,” said Undersecretary Sadain.
The road project is a go
With a contract agreement amounting to P135-million, the D.E.D. will be carried out for 15 months between December 2021 to February 2023. Concerned agencies and firms will ensure the thorough construction of the proposed LLRN by studying what needs to be done in detail before the road project officially commences.
The LLRN is a 37.6-km road project that connects Lower Bicutan to Calamba, Laguna. It includes eight interchanges which will be in Sucat, Alabang, Tunasan, San Pedro/Biñan, Santa Rosa, Cabuyao, and Calamba. This project consists of an 11.8-km two-lane primary road from Lower Bicutan to Muntinlupa, and a 25.80-km combination of onshore viaduct and embankment from Municipal to Calamba.
It will benefit motorists in Metro Manila
Once this project comes to pass, the LLRN could alleviate some of the traffic along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) that can get heavy during rush hours. The LLRN is also planned to be constructed with eco-friendly road components such as a cycling track and promenade from Tunasan to San Pedro just the ongoing Pasig River Expressway Project (PAREX).
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