The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is still pursuing the construction of the Quezon-to-Bicol expressway project.
“ At this point it is ready for execution,” Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said.
Villar said the agency already completed the feasibility study for the Quezon-to-Bicol Expressway project.
According to the DPWH, the project will start at Pagbilao, Quezon, and end at the Maharlika Highway in San Fernando, Camarines Sur.
DPWH said the project will have an indicative length of about 220 kilometers and will be an alternative option of travel from Quezon and the Bicol provinces.
The agency said the project aimed to provide a fast and developed alternative for commuters to use since the original road being traversed by the people will go through the “poblacions” of the different municipalities.
It will also provide a safe and direct route to the provinces of Bicol since the original route traverses through the mountainside and other fragmentary roads.
The project will offer a direct and fast route between both provinces, while the trade of goods is expected to prosper not only between Quezon and Bicol but also in the northern part of Luzon because travel time for trucks will be reduced.