TACLOBAN CITY – Two major bridge projects are now underway along the Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road in line with the national government’s vision of a “golden age of infrastructure”.
These are the ongoing widening of the Pinamitinan Bridge in Capoocan town and Jugaban Bridge in Carigara town, which according to Second Leyte District Engineer Carlos Veloso will significantly boost growth and raise economic productivity and competitiveness along these areas.
The Pinamitinan Bridge is costing the national coffers P 21.46 million in fund to cover its widening to 3.05 meters in width and 23.4 meters in length.
The bridge will likewise have four lanes with grouted riprap and asphalt an overlay with thermal plastic. The bridge’s widening started on July 3, 2017 and is expected to finish in December 2017.
Meanwhile, its counterpart in Carigara town, the Jugaban Bridge is under a P 4.606 million funding to span the length of 12.66 meters. The Jugaban Bridge also has a December target month of completion.
Both of this bridge widening projects are to complement the road widening also being undertaken by the DPWH all over the area while both bridges have been a two-lane bridge for many years now and are in need of a good repair.
The Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road is one of Leyte’s major and busiest highway linking two major cities in the Eastern Visayas region, Tacloban and Ormoc. (AHLETTE C. REYES)