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New road project connects Malolos, Paombong ‘latian’

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is building a road network that will connect the “latian” or low-lying areas of Malolos City and Paombong town in Bulacan province with the Malolos Circumferential Road Project.

According to officials, the new road network in the city is being laid out from the intersection of Blas Ople Road in Barangay Anilao of Malolos and the Malolos-Hagonoy Road in Barangay Sto. Nino of Paombong.

DPWH Bulacan First District Engineer Henry Alcantara said it will traverse the latian in the barangays of Anilao, Sto. Rosario, San Juan, and Sto. Cristo.

It is also planned to be connected to the First Bulacan Industrial Complex in Barangay Tikay, at the request of Malolos City Mayor Christian Natividad to DPWH.

The project has a cost of P2 billion and is initially targeted to open in 2025 and be completed by 2028.

According to the initial design of DPWH, it will have two lanes that will eventually be expanded to four lanes in the future.

Once completed, this project will provide an alternative route for motorists from Paombong and Hagonoy going to Metro Manila, bypassing Malolos City.

It will also serve as a passage for people from Malolos in the latian side, who will no longer have to exit to Manila North Road or MacArthur Highway.