In an announcement released on Monday (November 22), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said work on the Laguna Lakeshore Road Network (LLRN) will begin in December, specifically its detailed engineering design (DED).

According to DPWH Acting Secretary Roger G. Mercado, the Consultant’s Services Contract for the DED of LLRN Project has already been signed by Undersecretary for the Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil Sadain, Department Chief Accountant Mary Antoinette Z. Puno, and UPMO Roads Management Cluster 2 Project Director Sharif Madsmo H. Hasim.

The project’s initial phase will include the creation of a two-lane 37.6-kilometer road that will stretch from Calamba, Laguna to Bicutan. The pathway is also set to consist of an 11.8-kilometer viaduct that will be laid from Lower Bicutan to Muntinlupa, a 25.8-kilometer onshore viaduct, and an embankment from Muntinlupa to Calamba.

A total of eight interchanges will be erected, which will be placed in the following areas: Sucat, Alabang, Tunasan, San Pedro/Biñan, Santa Rosa, Cabuyao, and Calamba.

DPWH notes that the LRRN will also feature additional lanes in each direction from Sucat to Santa Rosa, a cycling track, and a promenade that will be placed from Tunasan to San Pedro.

While the design phase of the thoroughfare, which will cost a total of Php 135.485 million, has been confirmed for December 2021 to February 2023, the start of the project’s construction hasn’t been revealed.

Here’s what the initial design renders look like:

Photo from DPWH

Photo from DPWH

Photo from DPWH

Photo from DPWH

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