The Department of Public Works and Highways in Leyte’s second engineering office announces completion of the road-widening project in Carigara, particularly along the villages of Jugaban and Sawang. The project has a cost of P19.40 million.(L2DEO)

TACLOBAN CITY– Responding to the increasing volume of vehicles and aiming to enhance safety for the traveling public, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office, is advancing its road widening efforts in the municipality of Carigara, particularly along the barangays of Jugaban to Sawang on the Palo-Carigara-Ormoc (PCO) road section.

District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura said that the project entails widening both edges of the existing road pavement to a width of 3.35 meters with a thickness of 280 millimeters, effectively transforming the current two-lane road into a four-lane roadway.

“This initiative is geared towards optimizing traffic management and improving public transportation, given that the Carigara Road section is among the busiest stretches along the PCO Road,” Oppura explained.

In addition to the road widening, the project includes the construction of 557 linear meters of concrete drainage canal on one side of the road to facilitate proper water drainage.
The project started on February 6, 2024 and with a budget cost of P19.40 million, is projected to reach completion by August 9, 2024.