Motorists and commuters between the cities of Angeles and Mabalacat can avoid the heavy traffic in Balibago and Dau by taking a new six-kilometer straight road running parallel to the Clark perimeter fence, which will open soon.
According to Robby Tantingco, Holy Angel University VP for External Affairs & Corporate Communications. Director, Center for Kapampangan Studies who posted the photo of the new road on his Facebook account, it starts at SM Clark and ends at the Clark Mabalacat Gate in Agusu.
The said project was funded by Clark Development Corporation (CDC) under former CDC President Arthur Tugade, now Department of Transportation Secretary.
In a related development, a P34.4-million transport depot project, CDC officials earlier stated, aims to provide an efficient public transport facility and passenger terminal and help ease growing traffic at the Main Gate area of the CDC.
Engr. Teresito Tiotuyco, Assistant Vice President for Technical Services said the depot will host passenger jeepneys, taxis, and buses that will serve thousands of commuters daily in Clark and nearby areas.
The transport depot project has 342 parking slots for jeepneys and taxis, 18 slots for buses. Some kiosks type spaces would also be leased out for commercial ventures.
Tiotuyco said the depot has a total land area of more than 4,100 square meters and could be vertically expanded should the volume of public transport increase in the future.
“This project, along with other road improvements in Clark, would be vital in keeping order and traffic flow in and around Clark. A little inconvenience may be experienced by some during construction for which we apologize but the end result would be beneficial to majority,” Tiotuyco said.