TACLOBAN CITY– The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started installing solar-powered road studs to illuminate major highways along the Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road.
The installation of the road studs, aside from increasing road visibility, will also reduce incidents that usually occur at night, Engr. Leo Edward Oppura, head of the DPWH- Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO), said.
The putting of road studs in the area identified has a project cost of P19.59 million sourced from the Special Road Fund—Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC).
The studs, in particular, will be placed along the municipalities of Jaro, Carigara, and Capoocan stretching on the Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road sections.
With a reported work accomplishment of 79.13 percent, these devices will illuminate the highway to guide vehicles, increase road visibility for drivers, and ensuring safety, especially during inclement weather.
The solar pavement levelling marker stud is an internally illuminated device.
Solar studs are a good solution for both safe and sustainable infrastructure providing superior long-distance visibility of the road layout ahead.
The district office maintains 44.831 kilometers of the Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road network, traversing the municipalities of Jaro, Tunga, Barugo, Carigara, and Capoocan all in Leyte.
(LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)