Cracks, settlement assessed along national roads in Batangas

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now undertaking in-depth assessment of national roads and bridges, following series of tremors brought by Taal Volcano eruption.

Based on the 11 A.M. January 14, 2020 partial report of DPWH Batangas First District Engineering Office, all roads remain passable but major cracks appeared along Palico-Balayan-Batangas Road, K0121+520 and K0121+630, in Barangay Sinisian East; and at the K0127+430 section in Barangay Palanas, both in Lemery, Batangas

Roads have been assessed but no further work will be implemented for the time being with the continuous ground movement and ash fall.

DPWH has installed warning signs for motorists and deployed workers to further assess the extent of damage on the roads while manpower and equipment continue to conduct clearing of ash fall in the area.

Other affected national road is the Lemery-Taal Diversion Road, K0128+(-80), K0128+550 section which has sustained major cracks and settlement due to ground shake.

As soon as full assessment is done, and no ground movement can hamper construction activities, DPWH will immediately repair cracks and settlement along affected national roads.