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  08/15/16

VILLAR: NAIA EXPRESSWAY TO OPEN WITHIN FIRST 100 DAYS OF DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION

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Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar is confident that the traffic situation at the domestic and international airport complex in Pasay City will change with the opening of phase 2 of the NAIA Expressway Project, which connects Macapagal Boulevard to NAIA Terminals 1 and 2.

“We are in the process of doing safety checks. With the help of DOTC, we are confident that the public would soon be able to access a key phase of the NAIA Expressway Project within the first 100 days of President Rodrigo R. Duterte,” Villar said.

“Passenger traffic at NAIA has an average annual growth rate of 9.5%. The cost of congestion per day in Metro Manila is 2.4 Billion pesos. We are keen in ensuring that the chronic traffic congestion at the vicinity of the airport is solved almost immediately,” he added.

To date, overall progress of civil works activities is about 79 percent with the Paranaque River alignment already 100 percent completed.

The NAIA Expressway Project, which costs P17.9 Billion, is a four (4) lane, 7.75-kilometer elevated expressway and 2.22 kilometer at-grade road project which would traverse Sales Avenue, Andrews Avenue, Paranaque River, MIAA Road and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.

When all phases are completed, the NAIA Expressway Project is expected to provide easy access to and from NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 and would interface with the South Luzon Expressway thru Sales Interchange, Manila Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX), and Macapagal Boulevard.

A total of 16 Off and On Ramps are being constructed along strategic locations at Villamor Airbase, Resorts World, NAIA Terminal 3, MIAA Road, Imelda Avenue, CAVITEX, Seaside Drive and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.

NAIA Expressway will significantly reduce average travel time between Skyway/SLEX and NAIA Terminal 1 from approximately 24.3 minutes to 8.2 minutes and will benefit 80,000 travelers per day.The project was awarded to conglomerate San Miguel Corporation through its subsidiary and concession firm Vertex Tollways Development Inc. with civil works contractor D.M. Consunji, Inc. in partnership with Design Science Inc. and Pertconsult International.

 
 
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  08/12/16

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BAAO-IRIGA CITY- NABUA ROAD, CAMARINES SUR

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Baao-Iriga City-Nabua Road particularly at Rizal Street from Barangay Nicolas to Barangay Del Rosario in Baao, Camarines Sur will be closed to vehicular traffic on August 13, 22 and 23, 2016 due to activities in relation to the 426th Founding Anniversary and Town Fiesta of the Municipality of Baao, Camarines Sur.

Affected motorists and commuters going to and from Legazpi City and Naga City are advised to take San Francisco Barangay Road – DM Diversion Road.

Schedule of temporary intermittent closure will be between 4 PM to 7 PM on August 13, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on August 22, and 7:00AM to 2:00 PM on August 23.

Necessary directional and informative signs are installed by the the Local Government Unit of Baao in coordination with Camarines Sur 4th District Engineering Office.

 
 
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  08/11/16

VILLAR: DPWH ROLLS OUT 24/7 CONSTRUCTION IN KEY PROJECTS IN METRO MANILA

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Following the mandate of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar rolls out the 24/7 construction of key projects in urban centers nationwide.

“We have a traffic crisis we intend to solve in the next two to three years. The Philippines have had an infrastructure deficit in the last four decades. There is a clamor not only to address the deficiencies but also to propose an infrastructure program that would eventually ease traffic in our major urban centers,” Villar noted.

“Infrastructure delayed is infrastructure denied. Mechanisms will soon be in place to ensure that projects are built on-time,” he added.

In Metro Manila, four projects are now on 24/7 – the Mandaluyong Main Drainage Project, the road widening and drainage improvement in Quezon Avenue East Bound and in Mother Ignacia, and the drainage improvement along EDSA from White Plains to Main Avenue.

Major urban centers in Visayas and Mindanao have also implemented the same policy on high-impact projects situated in areas with high population density.

“Our vision is to make our communities liveable and safe through quality projects that are accessible, and on-schedule,” Villar said.

Villar noted that DPWH will also be using one-day concrete for projects along major thoroughfares, like EDSA.

 
 
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  08/11/16

24/7 CONSTRUCTION

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Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and NCR Director Melvin Navarro inspected the 24/7 construction of the project along Quezon Avenue.

 
 
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  08/11/16

DIOKNO HIGHWAY IN CALACA, BATANGAS CLOSED TO TRAFFIC

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The traveling public is advised that the road section located along Diokno Highway (formerly known as Tagaytay- Junction – Calaca - Lemery Road) in Barangay Tamayo, Calaca, Batangas is closed to all types of vehicles.

According to DPWH Batangas 1st DEO District Engineer Juliana D. Vergara, the road section of Diokno Highway particularly at KM0072+560 to KM0072+460 is closed to traffic due road slip and collapsed slope protection following continuous heavy rains in the area.

Motorists bound to Lemery, Batangas are advised to take Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road and to Palico-Balayan-Batangas City Road. Light vehicles may also use Evercrest (Sitio Batulao, Kaylaway, Nasugbu, Batangas) to Matala-Cahil-Loma-Dacanlao Road, Calaca, Batangas as an alternative route.

Vergara said apropriate warning signs are installed to ensure safety of the motorists and proper coordination was made with the Provincial Disaster-Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) and the local government unit of Batangas.

 
 
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  08/11/16

BRIDGE IN CORON WASHED OUT DUE TO LPA

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Continuous heavy rains brought by low pressure area has rendered the Balolo Detour Bridge in Barangay Guadalupe, Coron, Palawan not passable.

According to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region IV-B Director Subair S. Diron, Balolo Detour Bridge located at KM0013+913 was washed-out by floodwater.

The DPWH Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) team, with equipment resources was deployed to undertake repair works. They are likewise instructed to assist stranded commuters.

Meanwhile, the Bataclan Detour Bridge at KM0026+215, Barangay Bintuan, Coron, which was earlier closed to vehicular traffic, is now cleared and passable.

Director Diron said all DPWH District Engineering Office (DEO) in Region IV-B are monitoring rainfall warning and its possible effects on national roads and bridges.

 
 
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  08/03/16

VILLAR FORMALLY ASSUMES DPWH LEADERSHIP

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The official seal of the Department of Public Works and Highways symbolizing the reins of leadership was formally handed over to Secretary Mark A. Villar by Senior Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut during the ceremonial turn-over held August 3, 2016 at the DPWH Head Office. Secretary Villar at 38 is the youngest Cabinet member of the President Rodrigo R. Duterte administration and the 43rd head of the 118-year old DPWH.

 
 
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  08/02/16

2 ROADS IN CAR CLOSED DUE TO TROPICAL STORM ‘CARINA’

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Two (2) road sections in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) are still closed to traffic due to landslide and washed out detour bridge brought by Tropical Storm “Carina”.

The Department of Public Works and Highways-Bureau of Maintenance (DPWH-BOM) reported the impassable roads in CAR as the Abra-Kalinga Road (K0484+700, K0485+100, K0486+980, K0488+200, K0489+800) in Abra which was closed following a landslide, and Kabugao-Pudtol-Luna Road (K0612+961, Nagyadan Section) in Apayao which was closed due to washed out detour road of Nagyadan Bridge No. 2.

Warning signs and barricades are now installed along the affected road sections while clearing operation and backfilling is on-going for the closed and washed out detour roads.

Initial estimated cost of damages from Tropical Storm “Carina” on roads, bridges, and flood-control is at P168 million.

 
 

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