The Department of Public Works and Highways will be deploying composite team from the District Engineering Offices nationwide to assist motorists and the general public from October 30 to November 2, 2017.
Under the DPWH Lakbay Alalay Program for the All Saints Day, DPWH assistance units will be available on strategic locations starting Monday, October 30, 2017 at 5PM until Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 12 noon to provide personal and prompt assistance on normal and emergency situations on a round-the-clock shift.
The team will have engineers, mechanics, equipment operators and other service crews to give free roadside emergency repair assistance to travellers.
In a report from DPWH Regional Office 5, a total of 31 DPWH Motorists Assistance Group will be formed throughout Bicol Region. DPWH Region 5 thru the Maintenance Division will also run a "skeletal force" to attend to public concerns during the period of October 31 and November 1.
During this period, the volumes of vehicle on major national roads leading to provinces are expected to increase with the influx of motorists and travellers to respective hometowns to visit cemeteries for the traditional Undas.
Earlier, DPWH prepared the roads by conducting maintenance works to ensure safety of motorists for the coming All Saints’ Day rush.
National roads leading to both public and private cemeteries were provided with reflectorized pavement markings and installed with legible kilometer posts and directional signs.
Contractors of on-going road projects were also directed to install necessary safety barriers and provide traffic advisories.
DPWH teams will be coordinating with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Philippine National Police (PNP) and officials of Local Government Units (LGU) in case of needed assistance and vice versa.