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P81-M Namuac Bridge in Cagayan Now Open for Public Use

Pursuant to its mission of providing quality infrastructure facilities responsive to the needs of the Filipino people, Department of Public Works and Highways recently inaugurated a newly rehabilitated bridge located along Manila North Road in Barangay Namuac, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan. DPWH Region 2 Director Melvin Navarro led the opening of the new Namuac Bridge, together with Cagayan Second District Representative Baby Aline Vargas-Alfonso and other Sanchez Mira municipality officials.

DPWH to Implement Revised Design Standard for Concrete Roads

To address the early deterioration of roads due to damaging effects of overloading, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) prescribed the use of concrete pavement with minimum thickness of 280 millimeters and with steel dowels in all transverse joints.

The new standard will be applied for national arterial and secondary road projects to be funded in the proposed CY 2015 Infrastructure Program including planned foreign-based projects not yet bid out.

Asec. Soguilon Presides Meeting with Region 6 Executives

A special meeting was called by DPWH Assistant Secretary Dimas S. Soguilon together with DPWH 6 Regional Director Edilberto D. Tayao and Assistant Regional Director Lea N. Delfinado last May 5, 2014 at the Conference Room of DPWH Regional Office 6.

Present at the meeting are District Engineers, Assistant District Engineers, and Monitoring Engineers of various District Engineering Offices (DEOs) in Western Visayas.

3 Sections of EDSA to Undergo Repair This Weekend

The Department of Public Works and Highways will resume its concrete re-blocking and road repair in three areas of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) this weekend.

DPWH with clearance from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), will continue EDSA road works effective at 10PM on May 2, 2014(Friday) until 5AM of May 5, 2014(Monday) on the following road sections:

Mandaluyong City
• Southbound – Along EDSA between Connecticut and Libertad;
• Northbound – Along EDSA between Temple Drive and United Street.