Antipolo City announced on its Facebook page that repairs on the important Olalia Road Bridge in Barangay Sta. Cruz were finally completed. Traffic now make full and unimpeded transit through the bridge and along Olalia Road.

“Matatandaan na noong nakaraang Agosto, 2022, sinimulan ang pagsasaayos ng tulay sa may Olalia Road, Barangay Sta. Cruz. Good news dahil tapos na ang rehabilitation ng nasabing tulay na malapit sa Sta. Cruz Elementary School,” reported the city in its Facebook page.

Olalia Road connects the important Marikina–Infanta Highway, also known as Marilaque Highway, to Juan Sumulong Highway in Antipolo. The Marilaque Highway is a scenic mountain 117.5-kilometer highway that connects Metro Manila with Infanta, Quezon in the Philippines.

“Open na po muli sa mga motorista ang tulay na may habang labing-apat na metro. Ginawa na rin itong four lanes na dating two lanes lamang. Doble ingat sa pagbiyahe ha dahil School zone ito,” reported the Facebook page announcement.

For safety purposes speed limit on the bridge is 20 kilometers per hour. Trucks are also banned from passing over the bridge.

The Olalia Road, which connects Lower Antipolo to traditional Upper Antipolo, is crucial to economic development and growth. It also brings important social benefits.

Completion of the repair is of vital importance in order to hasten development in the area. In addition, it provides access to employment, social, health and education services making it crucial in fighting against poverty. The road opens up the area and stimulates economic and social development.