The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is working round-the-clock to re-open seven (7) national road sections affected and still closed to traffic by the recent onslaught of “Typhoon Luis”.
As of September 17, 2014, 10AM, the DPWH Bureau of Maintenance identified national roads closed to traffic in the following regions due to flood waters, landslide and washed out detour road: three (3) roads in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), one (1) road section each in Regions 1, 2, 3, and 5.
Closed to traffic due to landslides are the Mt. Province-Ilocos Sur Road via Tue (K0393+800, K0392+055, K0390+380, K0389+380, K0388+900) and Junction Talubin-Barlig-Natonin Road (Talubin Section) in Mountain Province; and Jct. Panganiban – Sabloyon Road (K0076+700, K0081+500), in Sabloyon, Caramoran, Catanduanes.
Still under floodwaters and impassable to all type of vehicles are the detour road at Baligued Bridge (K0198+269) and Sapang Bridge I (K0199+343) along Camilin-Wawa-Bayambang-Malasiqui-Sta. Barbara Road in Pangasinan and Cabagan Sta. Maria overflow bridge (K0451+462) in Isabele Province with Daang Maharlika and Santiago-Tuguegarao Road as alternate routes.
The Nueva Ecija – Pangasinan Road (K173+500) at Brgy. Sabit, Cuyapo and Brgy. Mapangpang, Lupao in the Province of Nueva Ecija is closed to traffic due to washed out detour road while Shilan Beckel Road (K0263+200) in the Province of Benguet is undergoing widening works.
Infrastructure damage for CAR and Region 3 is placed at P2.75 Million while assessments are still on-going for Regions 1, 2 and 5.