DPWH has great plans for the Laguna Lakeshore Road Network project

We all know how many people go South for a quick trip, right? The Laguna Lakeshore Road Network (LLRN) Project is being eyed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and should it get the green light, it may very well become a safer and faster roadway for motorists traveling both north or south.

2-phase Laguna Lakeshore Road Network Project already under review

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Philippine Congress has been pushing for the rehabilitation of the areas in and around Laguna Lake to maximize its environmental and economic potential. With this new project spearheaded by the DPWH, the LLRN can help do that. A focus group meeting of the technical working group of the House Committee on Ecology was recently held and in it, Senior Undersecretary Sadain explained that the proposed LLRN, with the DPWH as proponent, will be an outer ring high standard highway for the Laguna de Bay.

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The Laguna Lakeshore Road Network Project will come in two (2) phases.

Covering a length of 37.4 kilometers of viaducts and embankments on the western side, Phase 1 will be from Lower Bicutan, Taguig City to Calamba, Laguna. Detailed engineering design funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility is currently pegged at 90% and if all goes well, construction will start by the end of this year.

Phase 1 of the Laguna Lakeshore Road Network will also include the construction of eight (8) interchanges proposed to connect municipal boundaries to the nearest public road along Lower Bicutan, Sucat, Alabang, Tunasan, San Pedro/BiƱan, Santa Rosa, Cabuyao, and Calamba.

A feasibility study for Phase 2 is likewise being conducted. This will cover the northern to southern coastline via an eastern route. The study is already ongoing and involves consultation with the concerned national government agencies and local stakeholders. The proposed third highway going south is expected to ease the traffic congestion, especially during rush hour at the Manila South Road and South Luzon Expressway to support the economic development and growth potential of the provinces of Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, and Rizal in the Southern Tagalog Region.

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Do you think this is a worthwhile project from the DPWH? If you frequent the south side of Luzon, then the Laguna Lakeshore Road Network Project is invaluable, indeed. Traffic to and from, particularly Tagaytay and its surrounding areas has only gotten worse in recent years, and the completion of this Project can really help us enjoy our travels and vacations a lot more. And that’s a good thing.

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