TACLOBAN CITY– A P43.29 million preventive maintenance project along the Dulag-Julita-Burauen road section has been completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) under its Asset Preservation Program.

District Engineer Leo Edward Oppura said that the intermittent road portions in Barangay Combis to San Vicente in Dulag have been re-blocked to restore the road quality and are necessary before the application of asphalt to prolong and avoid future cracks causing bumpy rides for motorists and riders.

A total of 1.977 kilometers in 10.1 meters of width were applied to the pavement with the provision of reflectorized thermoplastic pavement markings to ensure the safety of motorists as well as pedestrians, especially at night.

DPWH implements a preventive maintenance project to help prolong the service life of roads by minimizing premature deterioration of pavement brought on by the passage of heavy vehicles, and completion of the project will improve vehicular traffic flow along the Dulag-Julita-Burauen road section, a tertiary road.

It also enhances the surface ability of the road, allowing for smoother and faster access to schools, healthcare facilities, government centers, and other public and private establishments in the area.

For CY 2023, L2DEO implemented ten preventive maintenance projects, of which five have been completed.