ALERT STRIPS. Personnel of the City District Engineering Office (CDEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways install rumble strips, also called alert strips, in one of the pedestrian lanes along the Diversion Road to prevent future accidents. A couple crossing the said pedestrian lane was hit and killed by a speeding sports car on June 15, 2019. (PNA contributed photo)
ILOILO CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), through its City District Engineering Office (CDEO), has begun the installation of rumble strips along the Senator Benigno Aquino Ave. or the Diversion Road on Wednesday.
The first set of rumble strips was installed 20 meters before the pedestrian lane near the Esplanade I, where a couple was hit and killed by a speeding sports car on June 15.
District Engineer Rodney Gustilo, in an interview, said it was the first set of rumble strips because the supplier has yet to deliver the materials needed for the installation. “We try to facilitate the delivery so we can continue,” he said.
The installation of the rumble strips was initiated to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Gustilo added that he also submitted to Jeck Conlu, head of the Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO), the layout of the Diversion Road, indicating the location of the U-turn slot and the pedestrian lanes.
The PSTMO will recommend what U-turn slot will be closed and which pedestrian lane will be transferred or retained.
The entire stretch of the Diversion Road has 29 pedestrian lanes. "We will continue if we can finalize by Friday,” he said.
The rumble strips, also called alert strips, measure 12 meters long. (PNA)