The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), in anticipation of the heavy flow of traffic this Christmas holidays, has reactivated its ‘Lakbay Alalay’ program.
From December 21, 2018 to January 2, 2019, Motorist Assistance Stations manned by Motorist Assistance teams will be stationed at different locations nationwide to assist road users.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar instructed Regional Directors and District Engineers nationwide to deploy maintenance personnel, keep all communication systems operational, and be ready to provide emergency services to motorists and traveling public.
Prior to the holidays, DPWH Region VI Director Wenceslao M. Leaño Jr. instructed the District Engineering Offices in Western Visayas to regularly conduct routine maintenance along carriageway and roadsides to ensure smooth traffic flow and remove obstructions that may affect traffic flow.
Leaño also reminded Regional Maintenance Engineers to ensure that necessary pavement markings, informative and directional roads signs – including tents and tarpaulins adhere to DPWH standard design – be installed.
DPWH is also coordinating with Land Transportation Office (LTO), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Local Government Units (LGUs) to ensure safe travel for the public this Christmas season.