DPWH waives expressway fee for health workers

Marje Pelayo   •   March 30, 2020   •   1221

MANILA, Philippines – Medical health workers may pass through expressways without paying any toll, according to the Department of Public Work and Highways (DPWH).

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said toll operators San Miguel Corporation and the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation agreed to waive tollgate fees for medical workers as tribute to their service amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

Health workers need to present their license card issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) to avail of a special RFID sticker.

Health workers plying expressways operated by San Miguel Corporation may validate their RFID cards at temporary booths set up at Shell Magallanes Station and NAIAX toll gate from 8:00am to 7:00pm.

Meanwhile, health workers plying the expressways operated by Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation may validate their RFID cars at Balintawak Toll Plaza Customer Service Center or at CAVITEx Customer Service Center from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

The free toll for all medical health workers will remain in effect on the duration of the enhanced community quarantine. MNP (with details from Joan Nano)

DPWH to conduct weekend road reblocking in parts of Caloocan City, QC

Marje Pelayo   •   July 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWG) will undertake reblocking and repairs on the following roads starting 11:00 PM on Friday (July 30).

The affected roads are:

-EDSA Caloocan (Southbound) before Mariano St. (1st lane from sidewalk)

-Congressional Avenue near corner Ayshire St., Bahay Toro (1st lane)

The affected roads will be fully passable by 5:00 AM on Monday (August 2).

The DPWH advises motorists to take alternate routes instead on the duration of the road reblocking activity.

6 roads in CAR closed due to Southwest Monsoon

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 28, 2021

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) added two new road closures in Ilocos Norte and Cavite, apart from the four already impassable roads in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and Regions 3 and 4-B due to the Southwest Monsoon.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar identified the newly-affected roads as the Manila North Road, K0578+800 in Brgy. Pancian, Sitio Bangquero, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte and Mahogany Avenue, K0059+(-990) in Tagaytay City, Cavite. Clearing operations are already underway for the two closed roads.

Meanwhile, as of 12:00 p.m. on July 28, the following roads remain closed for all types of vehicles: Baguio-Bontoc Road K0362+600, Busa Bridge in Sabangan, Mt. Province; Abra – Kalinga Road, K0489+900 section in Gacab, Malibcong, Abra; Junction Layac Balanga Mariveles Port Road Zigzag Section K0160+000 in Bataan; and Mindoro West Coastal Road, K0353+900, Pag-asa Section, in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro.

The Apalit Macabebe Masantol Road, K0062+600 – K0063+400 in Calsada Bayu, Sta. Lucia Matua, Masantol; and the Sto Tomas – Minalin Road (Minalin- Macabebe Section), K0072+500-k0073+300 also remain flooded; hence, still inaccessible light vehicles. 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

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