On today's MUP (Magandang Umaga Pilipinas), Chairman Bayani Fernando took a ride with ABS-CBN's Sky Patrol to show the newest road project they will undertake: the C-6 Bakit nadelay at naantala ang dating C-6?
Fernando, who is also concurrently the chairman of the Regional Development Council for the National Capital Region, said the planned C-6 development is a component of the Presidents 10-point agenda to decongest Metro Manila that had been shelved due to the exorbitant costs constructing the road would entail.
He said the C-6 project will address the perennial suburban sprawl and traffic congestion problems in Metro Manila.
"We were overtaken by events, but now we have started soliciting vital information from LGUs as to their local development plans and possible alternative road alignment to pursue the proposed project at lesser cost," he said. and anything we could "cross on." There's also a news in PDI about C5-Commonwealth link. about 5 days ago If the government is not going to alot spaces on both sides of the centerline for future expansion, then I'm afraid it's just going to be another EDSA and C-5, i.e., congested. But if they are going to build an expressway, isn't it already an SOP?
The C-6 development involves road network improvement such as the construction and rehabilitation of major arterial roads, new primary arterials, secondary roads improvement and construction of an urban expressway. If you would look at an MM map, there would be proposed connection between C5-NLEX and C6-NLEX. Plus, the skyway phase III would also connect NLEX and SLEX. The original route that this road would serve is this: "Under the project, the Metro Manila tollway will link the North Luzon Expressway and the South Luzon Expressway from Marilao, Bulacan, to Upper Bicutan, Paraaque; the Laguna Bay Coastal Road from Bicutan to San Pedro, Laguna; and the C6 South Segment from San Pedro to the Cavite Coastal Road in Noveleta, Cavite." source: Manila Times Internet Edition I'm thinking of the same. Bayani Fernando ought to have more vision for the future than just building a replica of the two mentioned. I mean, they should already anticipate that it would need expansion someday, right? however, i think it's going to be expensive if they're going to start now.
Well, I hope that the government would actually widen all the radial roads except Quezon Ave and SLEX, since those are already wide. Perhaps, C5 and EDSA wasn't envisioned to be an expressway so there's no alotted spaces on both sides of the road. from what i know, edsa was envisioned to be an expressway but due to poor urban planning, they weren't able to control the developments surrounding it. they'd have to be several existing properties to get the land for it.