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  10/23/14

DPWH GEARS UP AHEAD OF ALL SAINTS’ DAY,
CLEAR ROADS LEADING TO PROVINCES

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) prepared several measures to address the expected increase in number of motorists heading provinces for the traditional observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said that DPWH Regional and District Offices have started vigorous implementation of various highway routine maintenance activities such as pavement, bridge, shoulder, and drainage and vegetation control maintenance especially those leading to both public and private cemeteries.

Also included in the routine maintenance activities for both carriageway and roadsides being undertaken by the DPWH field units includes traffic service maintenance with the provision of informative/regulatory warning signs or traffic advisory.

“These activities will ensure better and safer travel of motorists and commuters”, said Singson.

With various improvement and maintenance works under the long term performance based maintenance projects on national arterial roads on-going, Secretary Singson directed all concerned District Engineers to properly coordinate with the Project Engineers of the Unified Project Management Office implementing the project and the contractors for the scheduling of their activities and installation of necessary traffic advisory.

“Contractors with on-going projects have to suspend further excavation or pavement removal activities and shall begin with the clearing of construction barriers including removal of idle equipment directly on site that may obstruct and affect traffic flow”, added Singson.

To manage road situation, DPWH will also activate a composite team on strategic location headed by an anchorman from the Regional and District offices who will aid travelling public on October 30 to November 3, 2014 under the “Lakbay Alalay” program.

DPWH will closely coordinate with the Land Transportation Office, Philippine National Police, and concerned local government units for the harmonize operation of “Lakbay Alalay”.

 
 
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  10/21/14

DPWH UTILIZE TRAFFIC APP. FOR ROAD WORK ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Announcements for road works and other related projects in Metro Manila are available online in one of the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation application.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) brings out information on planned and on-going road repairs to help motorists and commuters through the “Waze” application with the help of the local waze community.

Information on scheduled DPWH works requiring partial or total road lane closure due to upgrading, rehabilitation/repair and improvement works will be provided to the Philippine Waze Champs or Senior Editors for incorporation into the Waze map.

During the trial run, affected roads in Metro Manila will be displayed as ‘DPWH RD WORKS’ or ‘CLOSED’ on the highway names and Waze will automatically suggest possible alternative routes.

Waze users can look forward to having advance if not real time information of affected roads as shown up on the Waze map.

“We are extremely excited to partner with the local Waze community to help motorists and commuters plan their trip whenever the DPWH has on-going road repair and maintenance works initially in the National Capital Region”, said Secretary Rogelio L. Singson.

In time, this Waze app that is also accessible in mobile devices will become very useful for our nationwide road advisories especially during calamities, added Singson.

 
 
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  10/20/14

DPWH APPEALS FOR VOLUNTARY RE-ROUTING AT MAGALLANES AREA

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Motorists are advised to consider alternative routes to avoid traffic build-up at the area of Magallanes in Makati City.

“While the Magallanes Interchange is undergoing repair works, we encourage private motorists to voluntarily take alternate routes to reduce vehicles in the area, said Secretary Rogelio L. Singson.

“With permission from MMDA, repair works are being implemented between 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM on weekdays and 24-hour scheme during Saturdays and Sundays with only one (1) lane closure at a given time.

“The repair works, costing P167 Million, include asphalt overlay of the third-level flyover (along EDSA) and second-level flyovers, repair of expansion joints, retrofitting of deck slab of the second-level and the inner lane of the third-level (Pasay Bound) flyover.

“To date, about 58% of the overall rehabilitation activities was already accomplished with most of the retrofitting works on bottom slab completed.

“Remaining works for each segment are replacement of expansion joint for Stage 1 (Osmeña-Alabang), retrofitting on top slab for Stage 2 (Ayala to Roxas Boulevard), and asphalt overlay and replacement of expansion joint for Stage 3 (Alabang to Ayala).

“Singson said that this is the first time that the interchange is being repaired since its construction in 1975.

“Meanwhile in Eastern Visayas, six (6) wheeler vehicles and above are not allowed to pass Rawis Bridge in Calbayaog City now until October 26, 2014 due to concreting activities. Heavy vehicles going to Allen, Catarman, Catbalogan and Tacloban are advised to take Magsaysay Boulevard Extension Route.

 
 
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  10/17/14

WHALE SHARK CAPITAL DONSOL
TO HAVE BETTER ROAD ACCESS BY 2016

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is currently working on two tourism road projects that will further boost the tourism potential of Donsol Sorsogon, the “Whale Shark Capital of the world”.

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said the implementation of tourism road projects heading to Donsol, which has a combined cost of P1.4 billion is expected to be finished in the year 2016.

The road project is part of the DPWH convergence program with the Department of Tourism (DOT) under the DOT Tourism Master Plan to provide access to designated tourism destination.

In progress since 2012 is the upgrading of P769.2 million Pioduran-Donsol-Sta. Cruz Road, which involves the improvement of 26.5 kilometers road starting from Barangay Brororan, Donsol, province of Sorsogon to junction of Ligao-Pioduran Road at the Poblacion of Pioduran, Albay; and construction of 2 bridges with a total length of 59.10 lineal meters.

The other on-going project which commenced in 2013 is the P700 million road improvement of 24.9-kilometer Guinobatan-Jovelar-Donsol Road.

Singson said these two (2) road projects were designed having 6.7 meters pavement width and thickness of 230 milimeters of concrete.

When completed, the Pioduran-Donsol-Sta. Cruz Road and Guinobatan-Jovelar-Donsol Road would facilitate growth to the already booming tourism of Sorsogon, enabling tourists to travel with ease.

Aside from the whale shark sanctuary in Donsol, the province of Sorsogon also attracts tourists with its pristine beaches, unexplored caves, waterfalls and natural parks.

 
 
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  10/16/14

DPWH COMPLETES REPLACEMENT OF NARROW BRIDGE IN BATANGAS

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A new bridge completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways in Lemery, Batangas is now serving thousands of commuters and facilitating better transport of products to market centers.

DPWH completed Bridge 10, a 28.8-meter single span, double-lane concrete bridge in Barangay Bagong Pook, Lemery, Batangas at a cost of P31.7 million under the Mega Bridge for Urban and Rural Development Project (MBURDP).

Prior to the construction of the new bridge, residents of Barangay Pook utilized an old single lane bridge made of timber and steel components.

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said the works to demolish and replace the old structure began in the first quarter of the year after the department inspection deemed it unsafe for public use due to old age.

“Unlike the old bridge, the newly completed Bridge 10 will be able to handle more vehicles through its wider carriageway, linking the municipality of Lemery to Palico-Balayan-Batangas City Road,” added Singson.

Some 2,000 residents of Barangay Pook in Lemery, Batangas are now directly benefiting from the newly-built bridge and more of these projects will be built and completed across the country by the DPWH.

While the government continues to develop modern urban structures in the cities, some others, especially those which are in the outlying areas of the country, remain rural and in need of better roads and bridges to facilitate livelihood and economic development.

The DPWH chief said rehabilitation and replacement of bridges in areas where majority of residents are dependent on agriculture is one of the objectives of the DPWH convergence program with different agencies.

 
 
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  10/16/14

DPWH-NCR OCTOBER 17-20 ROAD REPAIR SCHEDULE

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will undertake reblocking and road repairs effective 10 PM of October 17, Friday to 5 AM of October 20, Monday on the following roads in Quezon City:

1.Along Araneta Avenue from Maria Clara St. to Quezon Ave. (2nd lane, South bound);

2.Along Fairview Avenue from Fairlane St. to Camaro St. (2nd lane, South bound);

3.Along Mindanao Avenue from Congressional Ave. to Road 8 (2nd lane, South bound);

4.Along E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue/C-5 between Mercury Ave. and Richmond Ave. (2nd lane, South bound);

5.Along C.P. Garcia Avenue from University Ave. to Fronting ICTO Bldg. (2nd lane, North bound);

6.Along Congressional Avenue from Gertrudes St. to Ayshire St. (1st lane, West bound) and April St. to Mindanao Ave. (2nd lane, East bound); and

7.Along Congressional Avenue Extension from Corner Luzon Ave. to Miranila Ave. (2nd lane, West bound) and Viologo St. to Gabriela Silang St. (2nd lane, East bound).

 
 
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  10/14/14

DPWH ADVISORY FOR ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO MANILA AIRPORT

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Aware of the impact on traffic of the on-going NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) Expressway within the bounds of Pasay and Parañaque Cities, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) advises motorists to consider EDSA and Roxas Boulevard in going to and from the airport.

As construction activities shift to high gear at NAIA Expressway, a 7.15 kilometer four (4) lane elevated expressway project under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Program, we anticipate that vehicular movement along the vicinity of Andrews Avenue, Domestic Road, MIA Road and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard will be affected by the on-going works, said DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson.

Singson advised that while the proponent San Miguel Corporation thru their infrastructure arm Optimal Infrastructure Development Inc. and their nominated civil work contractors will do their best to manage traffic along the road network traverse by the project, we hope the motorists and commuters will also plan their trips, be aware of the traffic conditions leading to airport, and take other route options.

To date, cumulative work accomplishment is at 10.6% with construction implementation divided into two phases: phase II-A between Entertainment City to NAIA Terminals 1 & 2 and phase II-B from Domestic Road to Terminal 3 at Sales Street.

The project will provide better access to the NAIA and PAGCOR Entertainment City and will connect to the Skyway network of Metro Manila with the existing Manila South Luzon Expressway at Sales Interchange.

About 80,000 travellers per day will benefit from reduced travel time once the elevated road opens as scheduled by October 2015.

 
 
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  10/14/14

DPWH TO EFFECT PROTECTION WORKS ON PHILIPPINES HIGHEST BRIDGE

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Department Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson directed DPWH Region 8 to protect the structural stability of Agas-Agas Bridge, the highest bridge in the Philippines situated along the Daang Maharlika in Sogod, Southern Leyte.

Singson said that in view of the observed occurrence of landslides and scouring at bridge piers 1 and 2 following recent experienced of heavy rains in the area, this could seriously damage the foundation of the superstructure if neglected.

DPWH Region 8 Director Rolando M. Asis reported that they have already taken measures to facilitate the appropriate restoration and rehabilitation methods.

Program of work and plan to protect the bridge from imminent damage are being readied for submission to the DPWH Central Office, added Asis.

In an inspection on August 2014 by a team of engineers led by Southern Leyte District Engineer Ma. Margarita C. Junia, it was found that the 84 meter high and 350 meter long concrete bridge is exposed to damage risks since the ground where both the two piers of the bridge (Bridge Pier I and Bridge Pier II) are rooted has scoured – in addition that the access road to underneath the bridge had collapsed.

The landslide and scouring that occurred are only about 10 meters apart from both bridge piers.

Previous preventive measures applied such as drainage canals and gabion flood controls were all washed out.

The bridge structure inaugurated in 2009 is a vital link in the Eastern Visayas road network and was built with tourism amenities for extreme sports like bungee jumping.

 
 
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  10/10/14

DPWH-NCR OCTOBER 10-13 ROAD REPAIR SCHEDULE

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will undertake reblocking and road repair effective 10 PM of October 10, Friday to 5 AM of October 13, Monday on the following roads in Metro Manila:

  1. Along Araneta Avenue from Calamba Street to Quezon Avenue, Quezon City (2nd lane, South bound)
  2. Along Fairview Avenue from Peacock Street to Winston Street (1st lane, South bound)
  3. Along Mindanao Avenue from Rosal Street (3rd lane, South bound) to Charbel Street and Congressional Avenue to Road 8, Quezon City (2nd lane, South Bound)
  4. Along E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue/C-5 between Mercury Avenue and Richmond Avenue, Quezon City (2nd lane, South bound)
  5. Along C.P. Garcia Avenue from University Avenue to Maginhawa Street, Quezon City (2nd lane)
  6. Along Congressional Avenue from Gertrudes Street to Ayshire (1st lane, West bound)
  7. Along Congressional Avenue Extension from Corner Luzon Avenue to Miranila Avenue (2nd lane, West bound) and from Violago Street to Gabriela Silang Street (2nd lane, East bound)

 
 
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  10/03/14

DPWH CLEARED BY MMDA TO PROCEED WITH ROAD REPAIR

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has secured clearance from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to undertake reblocking and road repair at national roads in Metro Manila this weekend.

Repair/rehabilitation works will start on October 3, Friday at 10 PM and will be passable to traffic by 5AM on October 6, which was earlier declared a regular holiday in observance of Eid-al-Adha.

DPWH has requested that the concrete re-blocked area be allowed to attain the three (3) days curing period in accordance with the approved design and specification of the Department. Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said that newly paved road prematurely opened or subjected to a moving load without attaining the prescribed curing period of three (3) days may result to an early deterioration of concrete pavement.

The following are roads where repair will be undertaken:

1.Along Araneta Avenue from Calamba Street to Quezon Avenue, Quezon City specifically before and after Maria Clara Street, 2nd Lane, South Bound, with length of 58.50 lineal meters (lm);

2.Along Fairview Avenue from Winston Street to Puregold, 3rd lane, southbound, with a total length of 76.30 lm;

3.Along Mindanao Avenue from Old Sauyo Road to Rosal Street, 3rd lane, southbound with a total length of 85.50 lm;

4.Along C.P. Garcia Avenue, Quezon City specifically Maginhawa Street to E. Jacinto Street, northbound, 3rd lane, with a total length of 51.15 lm; and

5.Along Congressional Avenue from April Street to Ayshire, 1st lane, westbound, with a total length of 58.50 lm.

 
 

For more information, contact :

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Phone: 304-3370

 
 
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