The road widening project in Libagon town has now attained a 90 percent physical accomplishment.

MAASIN CITY – Expect a faster, safer and more convenient travel along Southern Leyte’s major highway with the near completion of P235.79 million road widening project.
This road expansion project covers about seven kilometers of the national highway located in Otikon-Mayuga road section in Libagon town.
DPWH Southern Leyte district engineering office chief Ma. Margarita Junia said the widening of this existing road network is now 90 percent done. It is up for completion in the first week of January 2019.
Otikon-Mayuga road forms part of the national highway in Libagon town connecting to commercial district in Sogod and Liloan towns. This primary road section also provides a significant link to motorists travelling from Luzon to Mindanao.
“We are speeding up the construction and conversion of the two-lane road into a four-lane highway to accommodate the increasing number of vehicles passing through this major thoroughfare,” Junia said.
This project adds 3.35 meters to both side of the highway. The existing width is 6.7 meters.
Along with the highway capacity expansion is the construction of slope protection and loading and unloading bay area, application of thermoplastic pavement markings, and installation of concrete hollow block lined canal and safety devices such as chevron, guardrails, and warning signs.
“Once we complete our road widening projects in Libagon section, we will continue building a four-lane highway leading to Liloan,” Junia said.
Upgrading roads and pursuing new highway projects are in line with the department’s goal to sustain its proficiency on the Performance Governance System (PGS) and to contribute in achieving a sustainable development in the country. (PR/FMMT)