for the P25M widening of Looc Bridge (B00035br) project
along Biliran Circumferential Road, Almeria, Biliran.
to undertake bridge widening project at Almeria, Biliran
March 1, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways Biliran District
Engineering Office (DPWH-DEO) will implement a bridge widening
project for this year.
Engr. Rosario B. Rosete,
Chief of the Planning and Design Section of Biliran DEO said that
P24M budget is allocated to widen the Looc Bridge (B00035BR) along
Biliran Circumferential Road located at Almeria, Biliran funded
under General Appropriation Act (GAA) of FY 2018.
According to Rosete, this
is the second bridge widening project to be implemented by the
District Office. The first bridge to be widened on this province is
the Anas Bridge in Naval, Biliran which is to be implemented by the
DPWH Regional Office under FY 2017 budget.
“The Looc Bridge was
prioritized by the Central Office because the approach road of the
bridge at Kawayan side was already widened,” she said.
Major scope of work for
the project includes construction of two additional lanes of the
bridge, one lane on each side of the existing bridge.
The said network
development project is designed to provide a wider and safer roads
for the increasing vehicular users along Biliran Circumferential
road with at least 5000 road users to benefit on this project.
Rosete said that the
project is still under the Preliminary and Detailed Engineering
Stage, awaiting result of soil exploration for the bridge.
P1.8B worth of
Infrastructure projects is allotted to Biliran DEO this year with 63
total projects wherein 61 are to be implemented by the District
Office and two by the Regional Office. This is first time that the
district passed the one billion mark of infrastructure funds as a
result of President Rodrigo Duterte’s “Build, Build and Build”