Dumaguete City to Guihulngan City Roads now passable to traffic

Guihulngan, Negros Oriental landslideGuihulngan, Negros Oriental landslide (Photo credit: Wildflower Judy)
Dumaguete North Road, from Dumaguete City to Guihulngan City is now passable to traffic.
This after the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the repair and restoration works on the damaged road sections and the 14 bridges out of the 20 identified damaged bridges, with the remaining six bridges needing reconstruction. However, the DPWH has constructed detour route while the construction of spillway at Pangaloan bridge in Jimalalud is ongoing.
According to DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, passenger buses and trucks are now  passing through this route, facilitating the delivery of relief services and food supplies to the earthquake stricken municipalities of Ayungon, Tayasan, Jimalalud, La Libertad and the city of Guihulngan.
The restored bridges are the following: Oyangon RCDG Bridge, Calag-Calag Bridge, Anibiong Bridge, Tampocon Bridge, Ayungon Bridge, Iniban Bridge I, and Iniban Bridge II in Ayungon; San Jose SPG Bridge and Jimalalud Bridge in Jimalalalud; Bateria SPG Bridge, Tinayunan Bridge, P. Zamora Bridge and Habag Bridge in Guihulngan; La Libertad Bridge and Malaiba Bridge in La Libertad, all in Negros Oriental.
Secretary Singson said teams of DPWH engineers and maintenance crew coming from various district engineering offices in Negros Oriental (Region VII) and Negros Occidental in Region VI have worked together to restore the traffic in the area
The DPWH inspection teams have conducted an assessment on Guihulngan public market and found this structurally sound while the old building of Guihulngan District Hospital, Justice Building and Land Bank building in Guihulngan are recommended for reconstruction and retrofitting, added Singson.
Also found to have been partially damaged is the DPWH Negros 1st District Engineering Office in Guihulgan City.
The DPWH engineers have also recommended the reconstruction of collapsed flood control structures located from the municipality of Ayungon down to Vallehermoso in Negros Oriental.