Frequent flooding caused potholes in 156 Metro Manila roads- DPWH

Published August 16, 2022, 6:08 PM

by Manila Bulletin

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has monitored potholes in at least 156 roads in Metro Manila as a result of flooding in the past days.

If measured, DPWH National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) Director Nomer Canlas said the potholes recorded in Metro Manila are equivalent to 12,000 square meters.

“This is equivalent to nine and a half Olympic-sized swimming pools,” said Canlas.

However, Canlas said 80 percent of the recorded potholes have already been repaired.

He said the DPWH is planning to use stronger road foundations to prevent frequent repairs especially during rainy days.

“It is more expensive but will at least last 10 to 15 years, depending on the weather and usage,” said Canlas.

As part of long-term solution, the DPWH is proposing stricter regulation of road usage, especially load trucks which are deemed one of the reasons of frequent road damages. (Jun Marcos Tadios)