By Benilda A. Recebido
SORSOGON CITY, July 27 (PIA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways – Sorsogon 2 District Engineering Office has stepped up the cleaning of structures obstructing all road-right of way (RROW) along national primary and secondary roads.
District Engineer Jake Alamar urged maintenance engineers to remove objects that impede the RROW, including permanent infrastructure projects of barangays and local governments, were ordered demolished.
These structures include utility posts, buildings, houses, shanties, stores, shops, sheds, posts, canopies, billboards, signage, advertisements, fences and amusement places that are deemed hindrance and could obstruct safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians, said Alamar.
He added that pedestrians using sidewalks and shoulders are exposed to roadside accidents, thus, measures ensuring the public’s safety must be intensified.
Meanwhile, engineer Jose B. Gigantone Jr., chief of the Maintenance Section, assured the district engineer and the public that they will work progressively for the maintenance of road safety. (MAL/BAR/HED-DPWH-S2DEO/PIA Sorsogon)