DPWH conducts clearing ops anew along R-10

By Ferdinand Patinio

May 18, 2018, 4:51 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Wednesday conducted another round of clearing operations along the newly-widened Road Radial 10 (R-10) in Manila.

DPWH National Capital Region Director Melvin Navarro has asked the support of local government units’ (LGUs) in maintaining rightful space for motorists and pedestrians along national roads and sidewalks.

“Note that while we are doing our best to improve and widen our national roads especially here in Metro Manila, we can’t maximize its use with persistent road encroachment that can be prevented if only people obey the 6-meter easement rule of road right-of-way (RROW),” he said in a statement issued on Friday,

The recent operation has taken down recurrent road obstructions along R-10 vary from illegally-parked vehicles, vendors, garbage, permanent and temporary structures.

“This is why we call on the public, especially our LGUs to help us monitor and strictly enforce the law to ensure safety of our motorists and pedestrians,” Navarro added.

Under Section 23 of Presidential Decree (PD) No. 178 also known as the Revised Philippine Highway Act which prohibits the use of road right-of-way for temporary and permanent structures such as buildings, houses, shanties, stores, shops, stalls, sheds, canopies, and billboards.

Meanwhile, the DPWH-NCR will be conducting repairs on eight major thoroughfares in Metro Manila this weekend.

Navarro said road reblocking and repairs will be start at 11 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018 and will open 5 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2018.

The roads to undergo repairs are three sections of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) which include the southbound directions from Arayat Street to P. Tuazon Street, 2nd lane from the sidewalk and from Eugenio Lopez Street to after Scout Borromeo, 3rd lane from the sidewalk; and at the northbound direction from fronting Vertis North to Trinoma Mall, 2nd lane.

Also the northbound direction of: España Boulevard going to Quiapo from Don Quijote Street to before A.H. Lacson Avenue; Quirino Highway from T. Carreon going to Pagkabuhay Road, inner lane; Congressional Avenue, from fronting Business Bank to Mindanao Avenue, 3rd lane; A. Bonifacio Avenue, from Mayon going to Mauban Street, outer lane, northbound; and the southbound of Visayas Avenue, from in front of PTV 4, outer lane. (PNA)