Meycauayan East Service Road now open

Meycauayan East Service Road

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Transportation (DOTr) and NLEX Corporation has formally opened to motorists the Meycauayan East Service Road.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is the main benefit of the newly-inaugurated Meycauayan East Service Road?

    This will provide a new access road going to and for Meycauayan City and Valenzuela City.
  • How big is the latest service road?

    The new road that sits in a portion of the North Luzon Expressway is a one-kilometer, two-lane service road.
  • The latest access road, opened since Friday last week, connects Libtong, Meycauayan City and Lawang Bato, Valenzuela City.

    The new access road used a portion of the North Luzon Expressway for the construction of the one-kilometer, two-lane service road that will serve as an alternate route, bypassing MacArthur Highway. This is eyed to to ease the traffic within the two aforementioned cities. 

    Meycauayan East Service Road

    In a statement, NLEX Corporation said that motorists will have faster travel time when compared to using other local, more congested roads.

    “The new service road aims to provide motorists with a direct local route and help improve traffic flow especially during rush hours at Meycauayan Interchange. The project is part of the Bulacan road network improvements to encourage economic growth, and deliver travel convenience and safety,” the company shared.

    According to NLEX Corporation Vice President Donna Faylona-Marcelo, the tollway company is pleased to help the government in its commitment to build more roads for the public.

    “Aside from relieving traffic, this infrastructure is seen to enhance mobility and make economic activities in Meycauayan and nearby areas more efficient,” Marcelo was quoted as saying, highlighting that “the service road also complements NLEX’s efforts to reduce traffic congestion.”

    Meycauayan East Service Road

    Meanwhile, TRB Executive Director Alvin Carullo mentioned that “the Department of Transportation fully supports road projects like this as the agency also strives to improve the way people move around the urban areas through better road transport solutions.”

    Over the years, vehicular traffic on both the east and west directions of Meycauayan dramatically increased owing to the City’s growing economy and expanding developments.

    “The service road will improve the accessibility and address the increasing traffic volume in our City as we host many manufacturing and industrial companies,” Meycauayan City Mayor Linabelle Ruth Villarica noted.

    Relatedly, NLEX Corporation revealed that it is now working together with the DPWH for the construction of the 190-meter Marilao East Service Road.

    Back in 2017, NLEX Corporation implemented a traffic improvement program in Meycauayan which included the construction of additional exits and the expansion of the southbound toll plaza. These improvements generally reduced congestion during peak periods and translated to shorter travel times.

    Recently, it also undertook the rehabilitation of Meycauayan Bridge to strengthen the structure and ensure the safety of motorists.

    Photos from NLEX Corporation

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