Villar says to push for completion of Metro Cebu expressway project

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MANILA, Philippines — Former public works and highways secretary Mark A. Villar said Wednesday he would push for the continuation and completion of the Metro Cebu Expressway project, an arterial road that would serve as an alternative north-south backbone highway.

As the country’s richest province with a fast-growing economy, Cebu continues to pave the way for development in the whole island. But Cebu’s worsening traffic remains to be one of its biggest problems to date.


“Patuloy po kaming naka suporta at nananatiling tapat sa aming pangako na matapos ang proyektong ito. Once this project is fully be opened to traffic, travel time from Naga City to Danao City will be reduced from 3 hours to 1 hour and 10 minutes,” Villar said

The Metro Cebu Expressway is a 73.75-kilometer-high standard arterial road. It is composed of three segments. The first segment, which spans 26.8-kilometer will connect Minglanila, Talisay, Cebu City, Mandaue, and Consolacion in Cebu. The 29.799-kilometer second segment will expand the highway to Danao City and the final 17.15 kilometers section would connect it to Naga City.

“This project is expected to significantly address the traffic congestion within Metro Cebu, especially its urban core and Central Business Districts. Ito po ay malaking ginhawa sa ating mga kababayan sa Cebu,” he added.

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