The Sta. Elena section, specifically at km 252+700 of Daang Maharlika in Camarines Norte is not passable due to damaged Cabuluan Detour Bridge caused by flash flood.
Clearing operations are still ongoing in eight road sections in Regions 1, 2, 3, 8, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) that had to be closed to traffic due to landslides, washed out detour roads, and flood waters left by recent typhoon Luis.
Secretary Singson: “I won’t hesitate suspending or terminating erring DPWH personnel who are members of the Bids and Awards Committees (BACs) conniving with contractors or with unscrupulous individuals found to be ‘fixing’ the biddings in the Department.”
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is working round-the-clock to re-open seven national road sections that were affected by the recent onslaught of Typhoon Luis. As of September 17, 2014, 10:00 a.m., the DPWH Bureau of Maintenance identified three roads in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), one road section each in Regions 1, 2, 3, and 5.
Eleven road sections still closed to traffic due to landslides, soil collapse, washed out detour road and flood waters: six in CAR, one Region I, one in Region II, two in Region III and one in Region V. All other national roads of affected regions are open to traffic.
To immediately attend to repair and improvement of calamity damaged infrastructure, Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, through Department Order 96 dated September 11, 2014 directed the immediate submission by the Regional Directors and District Engineers factual ground validation of damages to DPWH projects for request for funding.
Singson said that the DPWH implementing units in the Regional and District Offices may also order contractors to shorter project durations whenever possible to ensure timely completion of projects, especially in populated and urban areas.
From a pool of Department’s Project Managers under the direct supervision of DPWH Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut, a Project Manager, depending upon expertise, experience, rank and magnitude of Project Management Office (PMO) projects, is assigned to ensure the effective implementation of major foreign assisted projects.
The Department of Public Works and Highways – National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) has sought the concurrence of the City of Manila and the National Historical Commission before it proceeds for the removal of the rotunda along Bonifacio Drive.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is constructing a new bridge in Kalibo, Aklan that will support the national government program of providing good quality infrastructure that will further give boost to the promotion of trade and tourism.