TACLOBAN CITY– The Leyte Second District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has widened portions of Bagahupi-Babatngon-Sta. Cruz-Barugo-Carigara road.
The existing concrete pavement has been widened from 2-lane to 4-lane, measuring 1.626 lane kilometers in 2.55 meters of width on both sides of the existing concrete pavement, with the provision of stone masonry works.
According to District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura, with the increased use of automobiles on the roads today, it is necessary to widen roads in order to accommodate a greater capacity of vehicles and to enhance the traffic safety of the traveling public and commuters.
The project has a cost of P14.68 million from the CY 2023 DPWH network development road widening of tertiary roads program and is expected to be completed by next month.
The Bagahupi-Babatngon-Sta. Cruz-Barugo-Carigara Road, under the supervision of L2DEO, measures 10.672 kilometers from Barugo to Carigara in Leyte.
(LIZBETH ANN A ABELLA)