TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways and the Eastern Samar District Engineering Office inaugurated a bridge in Barangay Bigo, Arteche in Eastern Samar.

The inauguration was held on April 25 with Department of Public Works and Highways Assistant Regional Director Ma. Margarita Junia, Eastern Samar District Engineer Domcelio Natividad, and Eastern Samar lone district Rep.Maria Fe Abunda in attendance.

The viaduct is a vital infrastructure that will provide accessibility, especially to residents of nearby town Jipapad even during times of disaster such as flooding.

The portion of the national road in Bigo is frequently close to traffic during heavy due to flood waters that usually reach an average of two meters while during extreme rainfall would reaches six meters.

This would result in road closure that lasts for several days until the flood water subsides.
The 80-meter linear bridge worth P96.499 million, with the construction started April of last year, is also considered a vital point for travelers and motorists from Eastern and Northern Samar using the Arteche-Jipapad-Las Navas road.

The completion of the viaduct will not only help in accessibility even during times of calamity and disaster but will also benefit on economic and social development of the villages of Arteche and Jipapad.