To finance the “golden age” of infrastructure, with P860.7 billion allocated to large-scale projects this year alone, the Duterte administration plans to spend over P8 trillion. Included in this is the P458-million widening of the Fort Bonifacio-Nichols Field Road Phase 1, which the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) broke ground on Monday.
The project aims to improve the traffic situation along EDSA and C5.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar told GMA News: “The Fort Bonifacio-Nichols Field Road Project, which spans 3.1 kilometers, will convert the existing four-lane road way into a six-lane highway.”
“When completed, it will reduce travel time from BGC (Bonifacio Global City) to NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) by about 40 percent and accommodate additional volume of vehicles. The project is expected to decongest adjacent thoroughfares like EDSA, South Superhighway, and C5,” he added.
The first phase of the project covers the old Nichols route. The route is from the interchange of the South Luzon Expressway to Fifth Avenue and the Manila American Cemetery Memorial.
Mark Villar shared this on his Facebook page; referring to the ‘Build build build’ goal of the administration: