Some nat’l road in S. Leyte, E. Samar, Agusan Sur impassable – DPWH

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Department of Public Works and Highways

MANILA, Philippines – Some portions of the national roads in Southern Leyte, Eastern Samar and Agusan del Sur that were damaged by tropical storm “Quinta” have been closed to vehicular traffic, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways.

In an advisory, the DPWH on Wednesday said it had deployed emergency crew and equipment to “clear and conduct emergency repairs” on the following roads: Daang Maharlika and Mahaplag-Sogod roads in Southern Leyte; Camp 5 boundary-Taft Junction in Borongan, Eastern Samar; and the Butuan City-Talacogon-Loreto-Sta. Josefa road, as well as the Waloe bridge in Agusan del Sur.

The DPWH did not say when the road repair works will be completed. Jerry Esplanada, Philippine Daily Inquirer

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  • tagahuron

    The government should construct a 4 lane freeway system with a minimum 6 meter median from Appari to Jolo and from Samar to Iloilo. The islands in the Visayas could be connected by 2 separate one way, two lane viaduct system. Freeways might prevent roadblocks due to landslide if the road is wide enough. A provincial road system is only two lane and has lots of short curves in the mountain and hilly areas which make travel time longer. The freeway should have long curves to maintain a speed of 100 to 120 km/hr just like what you see in the USA even up in the mountain areas and keep it straight as possible to lessen travel time. Just like the saying, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. In addition, the freeway system will speed up commerce and tourism.

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