Buses and cargo trucks going to and from Camarines Sur and Albay will have to follow a rerouting scheme effective March 3, 2016 due to replacement works of San Miguel bridge along Daang Maharlika in Nabua, Camarines Sur.
In his report to Department of Public Works and Highways Region 5 Director Reynaldo Tagudando, DPWH Camarines Sur 4th OIC-District Engineer Nestor P. Gorimbao said that the old two-lane San Miguel Bridge in Barangay San Miguel, Nabua, Camarines Sur will be closed to traffic but with access to the constructed detour bridge limited for light vehicles only.
For buses and trucks, four (4) alternate routes may be followed namely: 1) 18.860 kilometers Pawili Pili, Bula Proper, Panoypoyan, Topas Proper, Tanday Jct.; 2) 16.657 kilometers Baao-Iriga City-Masoli-Crossing Bato; 19.348 kilometers Baao (Div)-Nabua-Iriga City-Masoli-Bato; and 36.5 kilometers Nabua Poblacion Intersection-Tandaay JCt.-Bonbon-Libon-(Daang Maharlika) Kinale Polangui.
Traffic advisories along Daang Maharlika and detour routes were earlier installed by DPWH-Camarines Sur to inform the general public particularly bus commuters and delivery trucks on the bridge closure.
Secretary Rogelio L. Singson has ordered the deployment of DPWH personnel to assist in the traffic management in the area.
With a contract cost of P46 Million, the bridge replacement project is expected to be completed on May 2016.