The Department of Public Work and Highways is working on the improvement of an offcarriage way in Jaro, Leyte to the tune of P5.85 million covering 6.10 meters. (L2DEO)

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), through the Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO), is currently undertaking an off-carriageway improvement project along the existing 6.10-meter-wide road in Jaro, Leyte town. The objective is to enhance road capacity and ensure the safety of motorists navigating narrow roads.

District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura disclosed that the off-carriageway improvement project covers a total of 792 lane meters. This involves adding 2.0 meters width on both edges of the existing pavement, utilizing 20-millimeter-thick Portland concrete cement pavement (PCCP), along the Barangay Macopa via Jaro Poblacion road within the Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road section.

“In addition to widening the road, the project includes the application of asphalt overlay and reflectorized pavement markings, with a total construction budget of P5.85 million,” Oppura stated.

Upon completion, the project aims to facilitate faster and more convenient travel for motorists using the road network.

Furthermore, it will ensure the safety and comfort of local residents of Jaro and other road users by providing an improved and accessible road infrastructure. The expanded carriageway will also enhance vehicle capacity and provide safe zones for pedestrians.
The project is funded under the DPWH-CY 2024 General Appropriations Act.

Construction commenced on February 19, 2024, with an anticipated completion date set on or before April 2, 2024.