Damaged roads Jade Valley to be repaired, DPWH

THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the region has clarified that the contractor has already been notified after a city councilor complained on social media about roads in Jade Valley Subdivision damaged by floods.

 DPWH XI regional director Allan Borromeo, in a letter to Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, said they already instructed contractor Vicente Lao Construction to repair the village roads.

 The DPWH is now in the planning stage of its repairs for the road section after the contractor of the project found savings for the additional project.

 Dean Ortiz, DPWH spokesperson, said the project would begin as soon as the technical requirements have been completed.

 “This office would like to guarantee the good councilor, the barangay concerned and the residents of Jade Valley and its immediate environs that we shall commence construction as soon as the necessary technical requirements have been completed,” Ortiz said.

 Initially, the improvement of the road section was was not included in the original plan of the recently completed Davao River Bridge Widening project (Phase 1).

 However, the project was only given due consideration upon the request of the barangay chairman under the condition that some amount in the form of savings will be generated from the said project, Ortiz said.

 In a letter to the DPWH dated Aug. 4, 2017, Alejandre said that motorists driving through Jade Valley have complained about potholes and cracks. There’s also the steep incline with a blindspot leading toward the Carlos P. Garcia highway (diversion road), which puts motorists at risk.

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