DPWH constructs new roads leading to New Clark City

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 30, 2021   •   771

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

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

Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge set to be completed by end of July

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge is set to be completed by end of July, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The P1.46-billion bridge project will have four lanes crossing the Pasig River in Metro Manila. It connects Estrella Street in Makati on the south bank of the Pasig River, and is connected to Pantaleon Street in Mandaluyong City.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar reported that the finishing works is underway for the said project.

Undersecretary for UPMO Operations Emil K. Sadain said that complete layers of asphalt concrete base, binder and wearing course on the 146 meters main bridge and 66 meters Makati approach bridge are almost done.

“Having put up the upper layer, bridge expansion joints are now being installed to allow for continuous traffic between the bridge and the interconnecting abutment structures. These expansion joints are designed to adjust the bridge length accommodating movement or deformation by external loads, shrinkage, or temperature variations,” according to the DPWH.

Villar said that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted the construction activity of various flagship infrastructure projects but the department remains focused in delivering completion and opening of the bridge. AAC

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