NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, N. Samar– Oleras Bridge can now accommodate the increasing number of vehicles after the completion of the project Widening of Permanent Bridges, Oleras Br. (B00321SM) along Rawis-Catubig Rd, Laoang, Northern Samar by the Department of Public Works and Highways – Northern Samar Second District Engineering Office (DPWH-NSSDEO), headed by OIC-District Engineer Charlito S. Carlobos and OIC-Assistant District Engineer Atty. Arthur Eric L. Sabong.
The General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2022 had an allocation of P36 million to widen this 198.24 m2 bridge from two lanes to four lanes. Accordingly, CDU Construction carried out the project’s construction under Contract ID 22II0044, which was completed on May 7, 2023.
To guarantee the public’s safety who will benefit the project, the DPWH-NSSDEO assigned technical professionals to assure that construction work complies with quality standards. In line with this, Project Engineer Filoteo T. Delorino, along with Project Inspector Engr. Vinna Elsa U. Garabel and Resident Engineer Ralph Jemil S. Equiza monitored and supervised the project from the start of the implementation up to its completion, while materials quality assurance was handled by Engr. Ma. Luzyl P. Castillo.
This project now provides rapid delivery of agricultural goods and domestic trading as well as improved access for road users plying Rawis-Catubig Road. Moreover, the increasing number of motorists can now easily traverse the Oleras Bridge due to its widened space area.
(ZYRA JOY J. CHING, PIO STAFF)