Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: | posted September 23, 2014 08:26
Typhoon deals considerable road damage in Northern Luzon
After Typhoon Mario enhanced monsoon rains in Luzon last week, it rendered people in the city practically immobile and helpless as they watched the water level rise and inflict damage on property and in its wake left considerable damage to roads in various parts of Luzon.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has taken stock of the situation and has declared that the damage to roads and bridges in the NCR, Central Luzon and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) has amounted to Php 87.9 million while infrastructure damage to Region I is estimated to be at Php 184.8 million.
22 road sections are currently closed to traffic in four regions across Luzon that includes CAR, Ilocos, Central Luzon and Bicol. The DPWH has already began the process of repairing these roads that were damaged by landslides, fallen trees/electric posts, flood waters or simply washed away.
With regards to the consistent flooding during the rainy season, the DPWH has announced that they still in the process of declogging drainages, clearing waterways and upgrading the pumping stations.
They are currently asking for the public’s patience on the matter as they have already completed more than 60 of the 100 flood-control projects that started in 2012. 56 of these projects are in Metro Manila.