Thanks to the recently opened Ciudad de Victoria Interchange, travel time between Bocaue and Sta. Maria in Bulacan has been reduced from 45 minutes to just 10 minutes.
The 5.14-kilometer Ciudad de Victoria Interchange project is a six-lane bypass road from the McArthur Highway to Bocaue Municipal Hall. Included in the project is a 22.80 linear meter bridge connecting Manila North Road to Ciudad de Victoria, as well as a 1.2-kilometer four-lane road connecting the Philippine Arena to the Bocaue-Sta. Maria Bypass Road.
“The completion of this project is indeed the birth of hope as it is not just a band-aid remedy but a long-term solution to traffic woes that has long beset this area,” Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said.
“Ito po ay iko-connect sa Halili at kung gusto n’yong tumawid, hindi na kailangang lumabas sa NLEX (North Luzon Expressways), puwede na pong dumiretso,” he further added.
As a result, the Ciudad de Victoria Interchange project will alleviate queuing of vehicles along the entry and exit tolls of Bocaue in NLEX. The Governor F. Halili Road or Bocaue-San Jose Road in Sta. Maria is notorious for traffic gridlock in the area.
According to DPWH-Regional Office 3 Regional Director Roseller Tolentino, this new road is a major infrastructure project that is expected to create a positive socio-economic impact in Bulacan due to the huge improvement in mobility and productivity bolstering further economic activities throughout Bulacan.