Portions of a bypass road in Tagaytay City, Cavite were opened to traffic Wednesday, promising shorter travel times.
The Maitim and Kaybagal Sections of the ongoing 4-lane Tagaytay Bypass Road Project will come equipped with a bike lane as well.
The opened segments run for 1.54 kilometers and are part of the 8.59-kilometer bypass road meant to divert traffic within the congested city roads of Tagaytay, running through Luksuhin, Sikat, Zambal, Guinhawa, Patutong Malaki, Balagbag, Salaban, Kaybagal, and Maitim road sections.
“The opening of these 2 sections is only the beginning as we have been prioritizing the inclusion of Tagaytay Bypass Road Project in the national budget since 2018,” Public Works Sec. Mark Villar said.
Once complete, the usual 53-minute travel time from Alfonso to Tagaytay will be reduced to just 20 minutes. As per Department Order 88 series of 2020, the entire stretch of the bypass road—and future national road and bridge projects—will include bike lanes.
Following the first 2 sections, the DPWH is currently implementing road opening and concreting at the 746-meter Balagbag Section, road opening of 1.32-kilometer Salaban Section, road concreting of 590-meter Guinhawa Section, and road opening and concreting of 580-meter Patuto Section 3.
A total of P466.24 million has so far been spent on the Tagaytay Bypass Road Project.