NOVELETA, Cavite — Construction has started on the four-kilometer Manila-Cavite Bypass Road Noveleta Exit (NOVELEX) which is seen to speed up travel between the country’s capital city and the province.
Town mayor Dino Chua, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Planning and Design Chief Romualdo E. Bernardo, and Cavite first district board member Davey Reyes-Chua led the groundbreaking ceremony on March 9 at Barangay San Rafael 4.
Also present were DPWH District Engineer Justine Villarente, Municipal Engineer Ariel Olaes, town councilors, municipal department heads, and barangay captains who joined in the sinking of a time capsule at the project site.
During the groundbreaking, Chua said the bypass road connects Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) to Sangley Airport and is expected to cut travel time to just 10 to 15 minutes from Noveleta-Cavite City boundary going to Metro Manila via Parañaque City.
“Ito pong proyektong ito ang magbibigay ng solusyon sa traffic congestion…hindi lang po sa aming bayan kundi dito po sa buong First District of Cavite [dahil] mula po nang magbukas itong ating bagong domestic airport…ay lalong magbibigay po ng trapik dito sa ating Noveleta intersection sa dami ng sasakyang pupunta po sa Sangley airport,” he said.
The bypass road is the alternative to the national government’s road expansion project, according to Chua, which he said would have displaced thousands of families if pursued.
Aside from decongesting traffic, the local chief executive is also hoping that the building of the bypass road will pave the way to creating more jobs and boosting the economy in the town.
The road project is set for completion by 2024.