By Glen S. Ramos
SAN Jose, Tarlac — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) today announced that the 13,852.80 square meter rockfall barrier system currently being installed along San Jose – Palauig Road in San Jose, Tarlac is currently on track.
DPWH Acting Secretary Roger “Oging” Mercado said that the construction of the slope protection using eco-friendly and green engineering materials at the Tarlac side of the 33.217-kilometer access road will ensure safe travel and protect motorists from potential erosion hazards.
Based on monitoring report of DPWH Regional Office 3, a total of 340-meters or 5,996.20 sq.m netting area has been installed under the project’s Phase 1 – Segment 1, Phase 2, and Segment 5, while another 3,284 sq meters was recently completed under Phase 3.
“Upon completion, the critical sections of access road susceptible to erosion will be safer for motorists travelling from San Jose in Tarlac to Palauig in Zambales,” Mercado stated.
The multi-phase implementation of the rock netting project is being implemented by DPWH Regional Office 3 and Tarlac First District Engineering Office. (AI/MTVN)