The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the concreting of the entire 3.8-kilometer stretch of the ongoing Lucban Bypass Road Project in the Municipality of Lucban, Quezon Province.
In a report to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, DPWH Quezon 1st District Engineer Chymbelin Ibal cited that the 4-lane bypass road project can now be utilized by motorists, although there are still remaining works on street lights, drainage and sidewalk.
“We aim to fully-complete the project by the first quarter of 2022.”
“We are allowing the public to use this bypass road as we undertake its remaining civil works. We aim to fully-complete the project by the first quarter of 2022,” Villar said.
According to the public works chief, the Lucban Bypass Road is constructed to supplement the existing Lucban Diversion Road to decongest traffic within the town proper of Lucban.
“It will also serve as alternative roads to motorists coming from Metro Manila to South Luzon and Bicol Region and vice versa.”
“It will also serve as alternative roads to motorists coming from Metro Manila to South Luzon and Bicol Region and vice versa,” the public works head added.
The bypass road traverses Barangay Ayuti, Barangay Abang, and Barangay Kulapi in Lucban town.
Its road alignment has its entry point located along Lucban-Majayjay Road and intersects the Lucena-Tayabas-Lucban-Sampaloc-Mauban Port Road which then connects to its exit point along Lucban Diversion Road.
With the completion of a new bypass road, trade and tourism is seen to prosper in Municipality of Lucban which is famously known for its colorful Pahiyas Festival and home of Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church, Shrine & Grotto, and producer of Pancit Lucban or Pancit Habhab and Lucban Longganisa.
DPWH Quezon 1st District Engineering Office allocated a total of P615.07 Million to implement the project which commenced in 2016.