Philippine motorists are getting their roads back thanks to the road-clearing effort done by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) including members of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and local government units (LGUs).

Obstruction along the 3-kilometer stretch from Bonifacio Drive, Port Area to R-10 in Tondo, Manila was removed in order to speed up vehicular traffic in the area. This is part of the mandate of the DPWH to clear all road obstructions along major roads in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Various right-of-way violations were noted after illegally-parked vehicles, stockpiles of wood and temporary structures of vendors were found along the road.

“With proper and regular coordination with relevant stakeholders, we hope to make our national roads and sidewalks as spacious and safe as possible to our motorists and pedestrians,” said DPWH-National Capital Region (NCR) Director Melvin Navarro.

Next in line is the clearing of the south bound direction of R-10 and Bonifacio Drive will follow, as well as Roxas Boulevard.

“We are continuously working with the Manila City government, MMDA, and PNP (Philippine National Police) to ensure that this particular road space would remain free from any obstruction and ensure safety of our motorists and pedestrians,” added Navarro.