Five Newly Constructed Road Networks in North Luzon

Some things in life stress us out, and we can’t deny that traffic is one of the issues that our country has been attempting to solve for quite some time. Traveling from one place to another is a hassle due to traffic and long routes, especially in congested areas such as Edsa, Makati, Manila, BGC, Quezon City, and other thriving cities and provinces in the Philippines. The main issue here is the lengthy travel time that employees, students, and travelers have had to endure since then and continue to do so today.

Driving on Newly Constructed Road Photo from Spine-Health
Driving on Newly Constructed Road Photo from Spine-Health

The solution proposed by entrepreneurs and architect engineers, with the participation and engagement of the government and citizens, is to construct roads and highways to eliminate traffic, shorten travel time, create a way to shorten routes, and make life more convenient and easier for travelers and commuters.

The majority of these roads and highways were declared open a long time ago and have served the public and private sectors since then, but newly built road networks in North Luzon are now available.

The primary purpose of these road networks is to increase productivity in congested cities and provinces while reducing time spent stuck in traffic. This would probably help our country raise the economic growth rate. 

If you’re looking for ways to reduce the amount of time you spend traveling, this blog is for you! Here are the five newly built road networks that you can use when traveling to North Luzon.

BGC-Ortigas Center Link

BGC-Ortigas Center Link Photo from Portcalls Asia
BGC-Ortigas Center Link Photo from Portcalls Asia

A new road connecting BGC and Ortigas will make everyday trips easier for individuals who work and reside in these two main commercial areas. The Bonifacio Global City to Ortigas Center Link is a “Build, Build, Build” project that includes a four-lane bridge across the Pasig River. That bridge links Sta. Monica St. in Pasig to Lawton Avenue in Makati, with a four-lane bridge connecting Lawton Avenue to the BGC entrance.

The BGC-Ortigas Bridge was partially opened to the public in June. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has finally finished the final element of the P1.79 billion BGC Ortigas Center Link Road Project: the BGC to Kalayaan Viaduct. Together with the new two-lane bridge launch, the agency has officially opened the complete 1.48km road project, aiming to cut the travel time connecting Bonifacio Global City and Ortigas Center to 12 minutes.

The secretary of DPWH, Mark Villar, said that with the completion of the full BGC–Ortigas Road Link Project, we are experiencing considerable traffic decongestion, with up to a 20% reduction in traffic volume from neighboring Epifanio delos Santos Avenue and C5 Road parts. The four-lane BGC to Ortigas Bridge improves access along Pasig City’s Santa Monica Street and Lawton Avenue. In the meantime, the recently completed bridge links Lawton Avenue to 8th Avenue in BGC.

This has numerous advantages for people residing in a house and lot or a condominium of Camella homes, including a reduction in travel time between Taguig and Pasig from 1 hour to 12 minutes, a 25% reduction in traffic congestion along the Guadalupe Bridge at EDSA and the Bagong Ilog Bridge at C-5, and improved accessibility between Taguig, Pasig, Makati, and Mandaluyong.

Anduyan Bridge

Anduyan Bridge Photo from
Anduyan Bridge Photo from

Are you planning a trip to Baguio City from La Union or vice versa? We have excellent news for you! The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) just completed a new bridge connecting the two provinces. For the next road that will shorten your travel time, let me introduce the Anduyan Bridge to you!

If you’re still looking for the right destination to spend your vacation, you might consider traveling north this year. The recently built Anduyan Bridge and the Aringay to Tubao Alternate Road have made traveling from La Union to Baguio and vice versa considerably simpler, allowing you to make the most of your long trip in the north! The 360-lineal meter Anduyan Bridge, situated along the Anduyan-Rizal-San Pascual-Nangalesan-Asin Road in Tubao, La Union, is now available to motorists. The road link was constructed to reduce travel time between Tubao and Baguio City from 2 hours and 25 minutes to one hour.

The newly constructed two-lane bridge has 12 spans of 30-meter-long prestressed concrete girders. Additionally, the Anduyan Bridge has signage warnings and regulations, stone masonry slope, protection reflective pavement markings, reinforced concrete handrails, solar-powered street lights, and pedestrian pathways. 

Since Kennon Road is still closed to cars, the Anduyan Bridge, according to Villar, would assist in decongesting traffic along Marcos Highway. The new bridge will also help to reduce traffic congestion on the Bauang to Baguio Road.

The 14.24-kilometer construction and renovation of the Aringay-Tubao Alternate Road complement the Anduyan Bridge. This alternative path links Tubao, La Union, to Tuba, Benguet’s famed Asin Hot Springs. The DPWH said the new bridge reduced travel time between the two locations from 2 hours to 35 minutes. The cost of improving the Aringay to Tubao Alternate Road and building the Anduyan Bridge was 493.9 million pesos.

The newly constructed bridge will be critical in the following weeks as both locals and visitors make their way to their different locations. Because of the Anduyan Bridge, all settlers residing in Camella Homes Baguio would have an easier journey time for a lengthy itinerary vacation.

Candon Bypass Road

Candon Bypass Road Photo from Manipud Kadagiti Editor ti Bannawag
Candon Bypass Road Photo from Manipud Kadagiti Editor ti Bannawag

The start of the 7.3-kilometer. The construction of a bypass route in this area has quickly reduced traffic congestion and opened up new options in this northern section of Luzon. Also, the Candon Mayor, Ericson Singson, described President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration’s development of the “Heroes bypass route” as a “dream come true” for Candonians. How great is that, right?

Singson said they also decided to embark on three major infrastructure development projects to strengthen the city’s trademark as a center of business, education, and trade in southern Ilocos Sur, including the continuous improvements of the Ilocos Regional Training and Medical Center, which will be enhanced to a 100-bed capacity, a new Land Transportation Office building in Bagani Campo, and the construction of a public airport in Barangay Parioc, this city.

In the President’s remarks at the bypass road’s inauguration, Duterte praised the work of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and commended the Candon government and nearby towns for their contributions to the country’s overall growth. The President also praised the industrious Ilocanos who contribute to the development of Mindanao and the rest of the country wherever they go.

According to Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, more high-impact projects will be expected in support of the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” agenda. These include the Bantay-San Ildefonso bypass route, the Cabugao to Nueva Era to Danglas road, and diversion roads in Bantay and Vigan City, as well as the upgrading of public facilities and evacuation centers in Barangay Bucao, Tagudin, and Barangay Ayusan, Vigan City.

The 7.3-kilometer Candon City Bypass Road cuts across the city’s eastern side to relieve Manila’s congestion and increase communication between Manila and Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, and Abra. Its construction shortened the distance traveled from Sta. The travel time from Lucia in Ilocos Sur to Santiago has been reduced from 40 minutes to 20 minutes. Every day, it is projected to assist 13,061 motorists. This would undoubtedly benefit the residents in Camella Homes Candon by spending less time traveling and more time exploring the area.

Laoag City Bypass Road

Laoag City Bypass Road Photo from Rappler
Laoag City Bypass Road Photo from Rappler

The Laoag City bypass road project was approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board during its meeting chaired by President Benigno S. Aquino III and six other critical projects that will significantly benefit and accelerate the needed infrastructure support of the economy. According to Arsenio M. Balisacan, Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning, the authorized projects seek to increase the level and quality of service in the water, health, and transportation sectors, as called for in the Updated Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016, to achieve equitable growth. 

The project entails building a two-lane Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP) road with a 30-meter right of way (ROW). It also includes building a 3.11-kilometer PCCP road, which consists of a 735.0-meter Steel Girder Type Bridge that crosses the Laoag-Padsan River and ends at the Gomburza Road intersection (Phase 1), as well as the construction of a 4.87-kilometer PCCP road (Phase 2). This P1.19 billion project is anticipated to provide an additional route for individuals traveling through Central Business District. Moreover, the project is situated west of the city center, beginning at the intersection of the Laoag Airport Road and the Laoag-Paoay Road and ending in Barangay Barit along the Laoag-Allacapan Road.

Generally, the bypass road development contributes to the region’s goal of providing appropriate and dependable transportation infrastructure to support the region’s agricultural, industrial, and tourism efforts, as outlined in the 2011-2016 Updated Regional Development Plan. The project’s completion will improve the mobility of people, commodities, and services not just inside the city limits but also throughout Ilocos Norte and the rest of region 1.

The 7.9-kilometer Laoag City Bypass Road, which runs from Barangay Buttong in Laoag City to Barangay Pasiocan in Ilocos Norte, would undoubtedly benefit the house settlers in Camella Homes Laoag. It entails the building of an 805-meter Laoag bridge as well as a 129-meter Casili bridge. The journey time from Laoag to Ilocos Norte has been shortened from 45 minutes to 10 minutes.

Urdaneta Bypass Road

Urdaneta Bypass Road Photo from Manila Bulletin
Urdaneta Bypass Road Photo from Manila Bulletin

The ceremonial opening of the Urdaneta Bypass Road Project was headed by Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar on Monday, January 18, 2021. The 7.17-kilometer bypass route around here is now available to traffic. The bypass route, which connects two important road crossings, Urdaneta-Dagupan Road and Urdaneta-Manaoag Provincial Road, would benefit an estimated 38,000 motorists daily, according to Ronnel Tan, regional director of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Ilocos. The PHP1.885 billion project included the building of six lanes of Portland concrete cement pavement, sidewalks, drainage, slope protection, and the installation of solar street lighting. It also included building four permanent bridges along the bypass route, which reduced the travel time between Villasis town proper and Binalonan to 30 minutes.

“These bridges include the 90.90-meter-long Macalong Bridge, the 70.90-meter-long Mitura Bridge, the 136.76-meter-long Mitura Bridge 2, and the 60.90-meter-long Camantiles Bridge,” he explained. Tan also stated that the DPWH would invest up to PHP400 million for additional amenities such as bike lanes and extrasolar lighting.

The bypass road project began in 2014 with land acquisition, and full blast construction started in 2016 and will run through 2020. According to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, the project is part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ambition of connecting all of Luzon through enhanced road infrastructure. He stated that the completion of the Urdaneta bypass route would alleviate traffic bottlenecks during peak hours along Manila North Road in Urdaneta City and develop an enhanced national road system in the Pangasinan province. The Mangatarem-Zambales bypass road, the Lingayen-Binmaley-Dagupan bypass road, and the coastline route in Pangasinan’s first district are among the province’s ongoing significant buildings projects, according to Villar.

Are you planning a trip to Pangasinan to see the Manaoag Church and the Hundred Islands of Alaminos? The 7.17-kilometer Urdaneta City Bypass Road passes through eight barangays, including Nancayasan, Sto. Sta. Domingo, Sta. Lucia, Nancamaliran East, Mabanogbog, San Vicente, Camantiles, and Anonas are among the communities. It connects to the current Manila North Road, Urdaneta-Dagupan Road, Urdaneta-Manaoag Road, and the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La-Union Expressway. The journey from Villasis to Binalonan is now only 30 minutes long, down from an hour previously. This will substantially benefit the Camella Homes Urdaneta neighborhood.

Make your Life More Convenient at Camella

Camella celebrating 45 Years of Real Estate Developments
Camella at 45 Years

One of the things that most people in congested areas seek is convenience. Having access to these road networks will undoubtedly make your life more convenient and time-saving. Deciding to live in a community like the ones that Camella has been developing for over four decades is a wise decision to make because, aside from the quality and affordable homes that it offers, the trusted home builder has been developing all of its communities in perfectly situated areas, near highways, and main roads. The developer wants its residents to have convenience in every place of their lives, comfort, peace of mind, and the confidence that time travel would never be an issue.

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