Upcoming Marilao East Service Road promises smooth travel to Bulacan-bound motorists

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7/23/2021 6:00:00 PM

Upcoming Marilao East Service Road promises smooth travel to Bulacan-bound motorists

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(Photo from the Department of Transportation)Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, who also chairs the TRB, signed on Thursday, July 22, the memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the NLEX Corporation, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the provincial and municipal officials of Bulacan for the project.

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“Transportation means accessibility. Accessibility also means convenience. They go hand in hand. We are partners in the whole-of-government approach to make the lives of the Filipino people more comfortable and convenient,” Tugade said.Under the agreement, the NLEX Corporation will allow the DPWH Region 3 to use its right of way (ROW) for the construction of the Marilao East Service Road project.

The new road, which will occupy a portion of the NLEX ROW, stretches from the Barcelona Academy Inc. in Barangay Lias to the Mario Santiago Road in Marilao, Bulacan.(Photo from the Department of Transportation)For the part of TRB, executive director Alvin Carullo pledged the board’s cooperation for the completion of the Marilao East Service Road. headtopics.com

“This project shows what solidarity and harmonious relationship between the public and private sectors can bring. What the TRB can guarantee is 100 percent support and assistance for the successful completion of this project,” Carullo said.Meanwhile, Marilao Mayor Ricardo Silvestre emphasized the need to open a more direct local route to and from these areas to ease the expanding traffic volume at the Meycauayan-Marilao Corridor.

The MOA also states that the use of the NLEX ROW for the construction of the project will be on a temporary basis pending the acquisition of lots for its own right of way by the DPWH Region 3 for the permanent Marilao East Service Road.Areas covered by the Marilao East Service Road project remain part of the NLEX as covered in the Limited Access Highway Act or the Republic Act (RA) No. 2000.

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