In order to ensure the proper and uniform implementation of accessibility features for use of persons with disabilities along national roads pursuant to Batas Pambansa Blg. 344, otherwise known as the Accessibility Law, and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (as amended), all implementing offices of the Department shall adopt the attached standard drawings containing the following minimum requirements for accessibility:
a. Figure 1
b. Figure 2
c. Figure 3
d. Figure 4
e. Figure 5
Walkways, Handrails and Open Spaces
All heads of implementing offices are directed to be vigilant in the enforcement of the aforecited law by making sure that construction plans of national roads to be constructed/improved/repaired are provided with accessibility requirements in accordance with the aforesaid standard drawings. The Quality Assurance Units of the Department shall include in their inspection the compliance
to said requirements.
All District Engineering Offices (DEOs) are also enjoined to monitor the implementation of the accessibility features along local roads. Coordination shall be made with the concerned City/Municipal Engineer/Local Building Official for any non-compliance of the requirements as set forth in this Department Order. Copies of this Order shall be furnished by the DEOs to said local engineering offices within their areas of jurisdiction for their information and reference.
This Order shall take effect immediately.
HERMOGENES E. EBDANE, JR.