New River Drive in Las Piñas now open

The Philippine Star
New River Drive in Las Piñas now open
Sen. Cynthia Villar and Rep. Camille Villar lead the opening of the 850-meter River Drive in Las Piñas City last week.
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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a new road project in Las Piñas to shorten travel time and ease traffic congestion along major thoroughfares in the city.

Sen. Cynthia Villar and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar led the opening of the new River Drive on May 5.

DPWH-Las Piñas Engineering Office assistant district engineer Isabelo Valeros, Barangay Pamplona Tres captain Mori Riguera, Barangay Pulang Lupa Dos chairman Teddy Quilatan, Verdant Achers president Dolly Ochoa and Casimiro Village president Minerva Gregana also attended the event.

The elder Villar said the opening of the River Drive and other road developments in Las Piñas would entice more investors.

“We would like to thank the DPWH for addressing our concerns on traffic in Las Piñas through this River Drive project,” the senator said.

The 850-meter River Drive traverses Verdant Subdivision to Naga Road through Verdant Acres in Barangay Pamplona Tres to Vergonville Subdivision, St. Joseph Subdivision and Villa Isabelita in Barangay Pulang Lupa Dos.

The 640-meter River Drive in Casimiro will be partially opened soon. The road will connect Casimiro Village to Zapote Road.

Both road projects are part of the Las Piñas River Drive being implemented by the DPWH under Secretary Mark Villar through the initiative of the senator.

The senator said she would continue to work with the city government and DPWH to address traffic congestion in the city.

She said the completion of the 25-kilometer Las Piñas-Zapote River Drive reduced the volume of vehicles plying Alabang-Zapote Road, a major thoroughfare in southern Metro Manila.

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