NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, Northern Samar- As the year 2022 draws to a close another high impact project implemented by the DPWH Northern Samar 2nd District Engineering Office under the leadership of OIC District Engineer Charlito S. Carlobos has been completed.

With 98.88% work accomplishment as of December 2022, the Mapanas By-Pass Road in the municipality of Mapanas, second district of the province will soon shorten the travel time of motorist plying the 71. 5-kilometer Pangpang-Palapag-Mapanas-Gamay-Lapinig Road in the Pacific Area of Northern Samar.

Under contract with JUPA Construction, this project involved the opening of 2,366 meters roadway in pre-designated kilometer stations including the construction of reinforced concrete box culvert along the said PAMAGALA Road.

DE Carlobos said that the construction of the Mapanas By-Pass Road was funded under the DPWH Regular Infrastructure Fund thru the CY 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

Its completion will decongest traffic within the Mapanas town proper by providing alternative route for vehicles just passing thru the said municipality.

With no purpose of entering the town proper these vehicles are diverted to the by-pass road thus making their travel faster and convenient.

With this project, DE Carlobos said the NSSDEO has provided a quality and safe infrastructure facility in the Pacific Area of Northern Samar interconnecting the whole province thru an integrated transport system.

Meanwhile, about 14,025 population of Mapanas and the nearby communities will benefit from this project.