Rehab of Davao's 2 major roads going full blast

Subscribe Now June 20, 2013 at 03:08pm

The rehabilitation or upgrading of two national roads in this city is going full blast — seen to help mitigate the flooding during the rainy season.

Mariano Alquiza, regional director of the Dept. of Public Works and Highways, said the road pavement of the long stretch of R. Castillo Street in Agdao district is 15 percent complete and is scheduled to be completed in December this year.

Alquiza said the road is 300 milimeters thick and is four lanes designed to carry heavy loads and ease traffic along the northern route.

“The project also involves the construction of drainage structures, sidewalk, curb and gutter among others. It is under contract with Monolithic Construction and Concrete Products, Inc.,” he said.

On the other hand, he said the reconstruction of Quezon Boulevard road is also on-going.

“It is 590 meters long and 300 mm. thick. It is under contract with Henry S. Oaminal Construction and General Merchandize,” Alquiza said.

Presently, he said the DPWH is negotiating with Davao Light and Power Company, PLDT/Globetelecom for the removal and transfer of their electric posts which are within the construction limits of the project.

Alquiza said these roads have elevated roadways and huge lateral drainage pipes and manholes designed to prevent flood waters from overflowing unto the roadways.

“It is also user-friendly as the DPWH will construct stairs, ramp and dropped curb in accordance with BP344 for easy access of the differently abled persons,” he said.

He added that it will also be provided with reflectorized thermo plastic pavement markings for traffic safety.

The DPWH will likewise construct ramps at intersection point with barangay roads and other local roads for easy access as well as center/intersection island.

Alquiza has appealed to the commuting public to be patient to obey directional signs and to bear with the inconvenience as these are just temporary.


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