1 March 2013
President Benigno S. Aquino III led the inaugural drive-through of the Plaridel Bypass Road Contract Package II.
Designed to ease the traffic at the Maharlika Highway that leads to Cagayan Valley region and to decongest traffic at the Pan-Philippine Highway, the road is part of the upgrade of the inter-urban highway system along the Philippine-Japan Friendship Road.
The Plaridel Bypass Road project has a total length of 24.61 km with 2.40 km of access road and ten bridges. It navigates through the municipalities of Balagtas, Guiguinto, Plaridel, Bustos and San Rafael in Bulacan. With the completion of the road, travel time from Burol to the towns of Balagtas to San Rafael will be reduced to 45-50 minutes.
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