TACLOBAN CITY – The Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) has recently completed a preventive maintenance project along the Jaro-Dagami-Burauen-La Paz (JDBL) road in Barangay Malobago, Jaro, Leyte, an alternative road rather than passing the national highway.

The P19.22 million project involves the application of a 914.00 meters asphalt overlay in a 10.1 meters width to strengthen the existing pavement structure.

Also, the construction of a 457.28-meter-long concrete-lined canal is included in the scope of work.

Engineer Leo Edward Oppura, the district engineer, said that the department will keep constructing high-quality infrastructure to promote social and economic benefits because it is important to ensure mobility for the effective flow of people and products.

This project, sourced from the department’s general appropriations act for this fiscal year under the preventive maintenance program, will improve road conditions and traffic flow to ensure the safety of motorists going to and from the area.

Asphalt overlay is a paving method of applying a new layer of asphalt and a cost-effective approach to extend pavement life and adds superior value to the structure.

JDBL road section measures 47.93 kilometers and is considered a secondary road maintained by the district office.