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Mindanao Avenue extension to Caloocan to open Q2

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to complete the 1.8-kilometer section of Mindanao Avenue Extension from P. Dela Cruz St. to Gen. Luis Avenue in Caloocan City in the second quarter.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to complete the 1.8-kilometer section of Mindanao Avenue Extension from P. Dela Cruz St. to Gen. Luis Avenue in Caloocan City in the second quarter.

Pubic Works Secretary Mark A. Villar said the ongoing road project dubbed as Mindanao Avenue Extension Segment 2C is now 90 percent completed.

Villar said they were closely coordinating with the National Housing Authority and local government units for the prompt relocation of informal settler families (ISFs) along the alignment to make the entire 8-lane road accessible soon,” Villar said.

The opening of the entire Mindanao Avenue Extension is expected to reduce travel time from Quezon City in NLEX to North of Caloocan City

“The Mindanao Avenue Extension Project has been halted for years due to road right-of-way (RROW) issues. From 1980 to 2014, only a total of 1.4-kilometers of the road from Mindanao Avenue to P. Dela Cruz Street was completed and opened,” Villar said.

Since it resumed in 2017, DPWH has acquired a chunk of RROW which resulted in the additional road section starting with the 700-meter section from P. dela Cruz Street to MGM Road in April 2018 and around 1.1-kilometer from MGM Road to Gen. Luis Avenue by February.

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