These nat’l roads under repair, too
MANILA, Philippines—Aside from the concrete reblocking of several sections of Metro Manila’s Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, or Edsa, the country’s busiest highway, road repair and bridge construction projects in over a dozen major thoroughfares in Luzon are expected to slow down vehicular flow in these areas during Holy Week, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
In an advisory, the agency said over the weekend that motorists heading north should watch out for road and bridge projects in the following areas:
— Section of the Manila North Road between Carmen town in Pangasinan and La Union province;
— Sections of the same road in the towns of Urdaneta, Binalonan, Pozurubio, Sison and Villasis, also in Pangasinan;
— Kilometers 265 to 269 in La Union;
— The Bantay section of the Manila North Road in Ilocos Sur;
— Bangui, Ilocos Norte, where the Banban and Baruyen bridges are undergoing construction; and
— Kilometer 236+500 on Kennon Road, where only one lane is open, and Km. 236+400.
For Bicol-bound motorists, these projects are expected to slow traffic:
— The Tabugon-Sta. Elena section of the Manila South Road, also known as Daang Maharlika;
— Labo, Cabuluan and Laniton roads in Camarines Norte, where bridges are being built;
— Pili, Camarines Sur, where the San Jose bridge is being constructed;
— Cabangan, Bascaran and Oas Diversion roads in Albay, where bridges are being put up; and
— A section of Daang Maharlika in Sorsogon, which is undergoing repair.
Meanwhile, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson has activated the agency’s “Lakbay Alalay” program to assist motorists during Holy Week.
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