Tuesday, July 10, 2012
End of Flood at old De Venecia Highway – Dion
DAGUPAN CITY – The almost knee-deep flood that haunts motorists at the junction of the old De Venecia highway in Barangay Lucao in this city could be a thing of the past. The chief of the 2nd Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works & Highway based in Lingayen, Pangasinan said that the P20 million allocation given by the national government through the DPWH in Region -1 for the upgrading and concreting of the highway there and the 200 meters new drainage system would neutralize the flood that converged there every time there is a strong downpour or typhoon. “The drainage is up to the new De Venecia Highway kasi doon ilalabas (because the water would egress there),” Eng. Rodolfo “Boy” Dion stressed. The flood in the junction is notorious in conking-out many cars that are caught every time there is flood there. It also the caused of traffic jam for vehicles at the stretched of the highways of Barangays Tapuac and Lucao plying the west and north side of the this city Meanwhile, Dion said that the regional office of the DPWH has appropriated P56 million for the concreting of the shoulder of the road from Mangaldan town proper to Brgy. Anolid of the same town. The chief of the 2nd Engineering Office explained that his men would have their hands full supervising the private contractor who would be re-blocking and concreting the highway there until November this year (Mortz C. Ortigoza).