The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), together with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and North Luzon Expressway Corporation (NLEX Corp.) has formally opened a new, two-lane service road that connects Meycauayan and Marilao, Bulacan.
The new East Service Road that runs parallel to the Meycauayan-Marilao portion of NLEX, will also, in effect, allow motorists, especially those who ride a sub-400cc motorcycle, to ride from Paso de Blas in Valenzuela City to Lias, Marilao, without the need to take the longer route through MacArthur Highway.
A sample of the route, if one has to travel from Paso de Blas (Malinta), Valenzuela City to Lias, Marilao, Bulacan via the new service road
Constructed by the DPWH, it is one of the government’s traffic decongestion projects aimed at improving the Bulacan road network, boosting the economic activities in the province, and enabling the public to experience travel convenience.
The opening of this road is also expected to help ease the growing traffic volume at the Meycauayan-Marilao corridor as it bypasses the MacArthur Highway and other congested streets.
Another benefit seen from this project is the improvement of traffic flow at the Meycauayan Interchange during peak hours and provide an alternative and convenient route for motorists especially those traveling between Iba, Libtong, Malhacan, and Pandayan in Meycauayan and Lias, Ibayo, Saog, and Lambakin in Marilao, without the need to pass through St. Francis, St. Michael and Meralco subdivisions.
“We are delighted to help the government in providing safer roads and better mobility to our host communities in Meycauayan and Marilao. This service road also augments our efforts to relieve mounting traffic at our interchanges,” said NLEX Corp. Vice President, Donna Marcelo.