The attention finally given by the Department of Public Works and Highways to the widening of Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City is most laudable.
The project includes the 720-meter section in front of UP Diliman, the 5.85-km section of the Batasan-San Mateo road and the 1.146-km section within the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System property. The total budget amounts to P55 million and is scheduled to be completed in time for the December 2017 Christmas holiday rush.
This almost completes the construction/improvement of Katipunan Avenue which actually is C5 and runs parallel to Edsa that makes it an equally vital Metropolitan Manila thoroughfare. C5 is a 52-year project-in-the-making that has undergone piecemeal construction.
How about the remaining 1.4-km section of Katipunan Avenue in White Plains Subdivision where traffic congestion is just as insufferable? This would complete the Katipunan widening program and serve as the very first concrete proof of the Duterte administration’s determination to alleviate Edsa’s serious traffic problem. Why isn’t it included in the program?
ROBERTO ESPINELI, 13 Derby St., White Plains, Quezon City
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