TACLOBAN CITY– To verify that Leyte Second District Engineering Office’s (L2DEO) ongoing infrastructure projects are compliant with Department Order 125, Series of 2019, known as the Roadworks Safety Assessment Team (RSAT), the Bureau of Quality and Safety (BRS) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Central Office has conducted an assessment.

RSAT objectives were carried out by engineers Marjorie Añasco, Clarizze Angela Calleja, and Louie Luxie Gumba from DPWH-RO8 to ensure that a standardized system of signs and traffic management is followed in all maintenance and construction roadwork sites in accordance with the Department’s roadwork safety guidelines.

The team, during their December 2,2022 inspection, visited four projects of the district, namely, the road slope protection Burauen-Albuera Road (Burauen Side), Burauen, Leyte; installation of road stud or solar along Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road ; network development road widening – primary roads along Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Rd ; and Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road.

During the inspection, various documents were evaluated such as the approved worksite traffic management plan; contract documents; quality control program; latest statement of work accomplishment; site inspection files; project designation orders; and B.7 and B.8 on program of works; detailed unit price analysis, and inspection report/engineers certificate to verify if the project conforms with roadworks safety and traffic management plans and specifications.

Meanwhile, minor findings were identified by the RSAT during the deliberation and it ordered immediate actions, especially on the location and road section with potential road hazards where safety devices are needed.

District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura said that the office firmly mandates that the contractor and maintenance crew provide adequate signage and traffic control devices in all areas where they have continuing work.