The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has opened to motorists the additional two new lanes along Katipunan Avenue, southbound direction in Quezon City on Wednesday.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar led the opening of the PHP55 million widening and flood-control project, together with the officials of the DPWH Quezon City Second District Engineering Office.
“We’ve constructed two additional lanes along the southbound direction of Katipunan Avenue including geometric improvement works, installation of reinforced concrete pipes for flood-control, retaining wall, and restoration of perimeter fence and gates of UP Diliman,” he said in a statement.
“Sidewalk was also integrated in the project for the safety of pedestrian using the road,” he added.
The DPWH chief said that the widening of Katipunan was integrated with the proposed UP-Miriam-Ateneo Viaduct Project to decongest traffic at intersection of C. P. Garcia and Katipunan Avenue.
The project, which was implemented by DPWH Quezon City Second District Engineering Office and was completed within a year. It commenced in February 2017. (PNA)