NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, N. Samar – The Department of Public Works and Highways-Northern Samar Second District Engineering Office (DPWH-NSSDEO) has conducted road repair works particularly in Brgy. Rombang, Laoang, Northern Samar, on May 31, 2024, making it passable to all types of road users. The local road is part of the Palapag-Simora Road section of the Samar Pacific Coastal Road (SPCR) which is awaiting conversion to a national road.

As immediate response, the Chief of Maintenance Section, Engr. Francisco Y. Tañala, instructed the maintenance field personnel, led by Assistant Chief Engr. Nicanor J. Mejos, to undertake repair woks on said road which involves patching of damaged or dilapidated Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP).

“The Samar Pacific Coastal Road (SPCR) is still in the process of being converted from local to national road. This road section has not yet been declared a national road under the jurisdiction of this office, and routine maintenance activities are unlikely from our end. Moreover, local government continues to have administrative authority over this road section”. District Engineer Charlito S. Carlobos said.

As a proactive measure the District Office has proposed a Rehabilitation of Simora-Palapag Road, with a budget proposal of Php25 million for Fiscal Year 2025, to guarantee a smooth, safe, and convenient road connection between the towns of Laoang and Palapag.

By this project proposal, the towns of Laoang and Palapag will greatly benefit to invigorate the local economy, where local markets will be more progressive and competitive, and attractive to bigger market centers which will allow them to grind and thrive.

Then, motorists, commuters, and wayfarers can traverse a seamless transportation route leading to the coastal towns of PAMAGALA. (PR)