Radial Road 10 or R-10, a 9.7-kilometer road traversing the old Smokey Mountain in Tondo, Manila, will soon turn into a high-capacity highway as an alternative route to the congested Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EdSA).
In a statement, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar revealed that construction works for R10 is now nearing full completion and that it may hopefully open in January next year.
“We have completed the clearing of illegal structures along the road right-of-way,” Villar added pertaining to the informal settlers who were occupying the area.
Villar is confident that the project will not only ease traffic congestion but also enhance economic efficiency and competitiveness of the export industry by providing faster and more reliable transport road.
In September last year, Metro Manila was tagged as having the "worst traffic on earth" based on a global evaluation conducted by a GPS-based traffic application, Waze.
Source: Malaya Business Insight and Inquirer.net