DPWH Bicol all set for influx of travelers in time for Holy Week

  • April 12, 2017

LEGAZPI CITY, Apr. 11 (PIA) – Road networks in Bicol region are now being readied for the expected influx of domestic and foreign travelers and visitors this holy week.

“I may be new in this region, but I am aware that Region 5 is known for its amazing tourist destinations here and abroad,” DPWH Bicol director Danilo E. Versola said.


Versola said all district engineers have been instructed to intensify road maintenance activities in their respective areas of jurisdiction in response to the memorandum issued by DPWH secretary Mark A. Villar.


“All road sections must be well-maintained and free from potholes, “he said.


DPWH project or maintenance engineers are also instructed to install appropriate traffic advisory in areas where construction, improvement and maintenance activities are on-going or where traffic congestion on a particular route may be encountered.


Specific locations and corresponding distances of entry and exit points for alternate routes to bypass these areas are indicated,” Versola said.


Motorist Assitance Teams regionwide have likewise been activated with field personnel wearing DPWH orange T-shirt for proper identification.


“Each member of the team must be oriented on their specific assignments for the delivery of the best service to the public,” he said.


A total of 31 Motorist Assitance are now visibly installed along the national road since Monday this week until April 17 on a round-the-clock operation, in coordination with the Land Transportation office (LTO), Philippine National Police (PNP) and concerned Local Government Units (LGUs).


Twelve of which are in mainland provinces of Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon, 19 in island provinces of Catanduanes and Masbate. (MAL/SAA-PIA5/Albay)

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