Pulilan-Baliuag diversion road now open to motorists — DPWH

Robie de Guzman   •   May 9, 2019   •   3487

Courtesy: DPWH Secretary Mark Villar

The newly-constructed Pulilan-Baliuag diversion road in Bulacan is now open to motorists, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Thursday (May 9).

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar led the inauguration of the road project in Pulilan with a ceremonial drive-through along with officials of the Bulacan provincial government.

Villar said the completed 9.60-kilometer long road is expected to cut down travel time from an hour to just 10 minutes as it bypasses the highly congested portions of Maharlika highway in Pulilan and Baliuag towns.

The diversion road begins at Pulilan-Calumpit road in Barangay Tibag, Pulilan and ends in Daang Maharlika in Barangay Tarcan in Baliuag, Bulacan.

Villar said that aside from easing travel time, the new road will also help expedite the transport of goods and boost local economies.

The four-lane road project, which costs more than P700 million, began in 2015 and was completed within the first half of 2019. (with details from Nestor Torres)

LIST: Road repair schedule in Metro Manila for Feb. 7-10

Robie de Guzman   •   February 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several roads in Metro Manila will be closed due to the scheduled road repair and reblocking from Friday, February 7 to Monday, February 10.

In an advisory, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said the following roads will be closed starting 11 p.m. on Friday up to 5 a.m. on Monday.

SOUTHBOUND

  • Bonifacio Ave. Cloverleaf to 11th Ave. (1st lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA Bulakan St. to West Ave. (3rd lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA approach BP Tuazon flyover to approach A. Boni Serrano flyover (2nd lane from MRT Line)

WESTBOUND

  • General Luis St. Samote St. to SB Road
  • Elliptical Road from Kalayaan Ave to Maharlika St. (6th lane from outer sidewalk)

NORTHBOUND

  • EDSA QC after Aurora Blvd. to New York St. (3rd lane from sidewalk)

Meanwhile, Pasig Boulevard near Total Gasoline Station (second lane from sidewalk) will be closed by 10 p.m. on Friday until 4 a.m. on Monday.

The DPWH said this is to give way to the construction of Manila Water’s main sewer network.

The DPWH advised motorists to take alternate routes to avoid expected build-up of vehicles.

Authorities nab over 170 vehicles in anti-colorum operations in Metro Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 5, 2020

Over 170 vehicles were apprehended during the one-time big-time anti-colorum operations of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG), Land Transportation and Franchising Board (LTFRB) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The operation was conducted in 15 areas in Metro Manila on Tuesday evening (February 4).

According HPG Director PBGen. Eliseo Cruz, it was carried out under the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte and Philippine National Police Chief PGen. Archie Gamboa.

“[There was] cooperation [with the] LTO [and] HPG to train our personnel [so] eventually our HPG personnel will deputize with the LTO, to implement to enforce traffic law and regulation,” he said.

Apprehended vehicles include those with no plate number and those using unauthorized blinkers. Authorities also apprehended overloaded trucks.

Among the over 300 trucks inspected, 78 of them were overloaded. Meanwhile, 68 vehicles received temporary operations permit due to various violations including not wearing a helmet or seatbelt.—AAC (with reports from Bernard Dadis)

LIST: Weekend road reblocking, repair schedule in Metro Manila

Robie de Guzman   •   January 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several roads in Metro Manila will be closed to vehicular traffic starting Friday night for the scheduled road repairs and reblocking.

In an advisory, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said road repair works on the following roads will begin 11 p.m., Friday (January 31) until 5 a.m., Monday (February 3):  

SOUTHBOUND

  • Bonifacio Ave. (SB) 7th Avenue to Sgt. Rivera St. (2nd lane from the sidewalk)
  • EDSA Bulacan St. to West Ave. (1st lane from the sidewalk)
  • EDSA approach BP Tuazon flyover to approach A. Boni Serrano flyover (2nd lane from MRT Line)

EASTBOUND

  • General Luis St. Rebisco Road to Samote St.
  • Elliptical Road from Kalayaan Ave to Maharlika St. (7th lane from the outer sidewalk)

NORTHBOUND

  • EDSA QC after Aurora Blvd. to New York St. (3rd lane from the sidewalk)
  • Katipunan Ave./C5 after UP Town Center (3rd lane from the center island)

The DPWH advised motorists to take alternate routes to avoid the expected build-up of vehicles.

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