DPWH constructs new roads leading to New Clark City

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 30, 2021   •   928

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will construct two access roads leading to the New Clark City (NCC) in Capas, Tarlac.

As of June 2021, the proposed road widening and construction of drainage along the MacArthur Highway to NCC is already completed while the construction of its reinforced concrete bridge in replacement of the temporary steel bridges is ongoing and scheduled to be completed this year.

Meanwhile, the 5.60-km portion of NCC to Tarlac-Zambales via Kalangitan Access Road is set to finish this year.

According to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, the new roads will serve as access roads to the tourism spots in Capas, Tarlac.

“The construction of this much-needed access road will provide an alternate route to NCC aside from the existing North Luzon Expressway/Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway and serve as access roads to tourism spots in Capas such as the Capas National Shrine and Capas Death March Monument,” he said. AAC

6 roads in CAR closed due to Southwest Monsoon

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 28, 2021

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) added two new road closures in Ilocos Norte and Cavite, apart from the four already impassable roads in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and Regions 3 and 4-B due to the Southwest Monsoon.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar identified the newly-affected roads as the Manila North Road, K0578+800 in Brgy. Pancian, Sitio Bangquero, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte and Mahogany Avenue, K0059+(-990) in Tagaytay City, Cavite. Clearing operations are already underway for the two closed roads.

Meanwhile, as of 12:00 p.m. on July 28, the following roads remain closed for all types of vehicles: Baguio-Bontoc Road K0362+600, Busa Bridge in Sabangan, Mt. Province; Abra – Kalinga Road, K0489+900 section in Gacab, Malibcong, Abra; Junction Layac Balanga Mariveles Port Road Zigzag Section K0160+000 in Bataan; and Mindoro West Coastal Road, K0353+900, Pag-asa Section, in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro.

The Apalit Macabebe Masantol Road, K0062+600 – K0063+400 in Calsada Bayu, Sta. Lucia Matua, Masantol; and the Sto Tomas – Minalin Road (Minalin- Macabebe Section), K0072+500-k0073+300 also remain flooded; hence, still inaccessible light vehicles. AAC

DPWH to conduct road reblocking on EDSA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will conduct road reblocking and repairs on EDSA beginning Friday (July 23) at 11:00 p.m.

In an advisory, the DPWH announced EDSA Caloocan (Southbound) before Mariano St. and Congressional Avenue near corner Ayshire St., Bahay Toro will be closed beginning Friday. The affected road will be fully passable by 5:00 a.m. on Monday, July 26.

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes instead.

Meanwhile, two roads in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) are already passable after the department conducted road clearing earlier today. A portion of Marcos Highway in Taloy Sur, Tuba, and a portion of the Abra – Kalinga Road were unpassable early Friday due to soil collapse brought by monsoon rains. AAC

DPWH to resume weekend repair works on EDSA

Maris Federez   •   July 16, 2021

 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced on Friday that it will continue its road reblocking activities along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) this weekend.

In an advisory, DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has given them approval to undertake EDSA road repair starting 11 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2021.

Repair activities on EDSA will cover the southbound direction before Mariano Street, 2nd lane from sidewalk in Caloocan City using one (1) day curing concrete mix, the advisory said.

This shall be under the responsibility of the DPWH Metro Manila 3rd District Engineering Office (DEO).

“Motorists are advised to take possible alternate routes due to expected traffic slowdown in affected areas, until road sections re-opened at 5 a.m. Monday, July 19,” the advisory said. —/mbmf

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