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DPWH sets up ‘Lakbay Alalay’ network for Holy Week travelers

This is a press release from the Department of Public Works and Highways.

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways, through its nationwide network of 16 regional offices and 180 district engineering offices, has set up round-the-clock “Lakbay Alalay (travel assistance)"  teams along national highways to aid motorists joining the Holy Week rush.

Lakbay Alalay will be in place from Holy Monday, March 30, to the following Monday, April 6.

The DPWH said in a statement that it has prepared all national roads for the Holy Weke rush with the installation of informational and directional signs, potholes patching, provision of reflectorized pavement markings, and warning signs with clear and safe sight distance on all on-going construction projects.

Although there are on-going construction works at several portions of national highways, the DPWH has posted detailed advisories for alternate routes. It has also coordinated with the local government units, the Philippine National Police, and Land Transportation Office for traffic management.

The on-going construction of Subec Bridge in Pagudpud and San Lorenzo Bridge in San Nicolas, and the road widening  in Bacarra and Pasuquin are expected to slow down movement of vehicles at the Manila North Road in Ilocos Norte.

There are also ongoing construction in sections of the Manila North Road in the following areas: Sinait, Cabugao, Magsingal, Bantay, and Santa in Ilocos Sur;  Bacnotan, Aringay, and Agoo in La Union; and Villasis, Urdaneta and Sison, in Pangasinan.

For motorists heading south using the Daang Maharlika (Manila South Road), the following projects will slow down movement of Holy Week travelers: on-going road widening works at Candelaria, Tiaong, and Sariaya in Quezon; the construction of Labo, Bulala, and Cabuluan Bridges in Camarines Norte; and the construction of San Jose Bridge in Pili, Camarines Sur. – Rappler.com