Pacanan ensures that fabrication of reinforcement cages of
bored piles conforms with the plans and program of works
during his visit to the project site.
widening of Tunga bridge
DPWH 2nd LED
August 30, 2019
TUNGA, Leyte – The
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second District
Engineering Office (L2DEO) has started its construction works for
the widening of Tunga bridge in Poblacion, Tunga along Palo-Carigara-Ormoc
“The widening of Tunga
bridge measures a width of 4.98 meters each on both sides and length
of 31.6 meters in the amount of P29.1 million,” District Engineer
Gerald Pacanan said.
“Traffic will not be
affected, considering that the project will only expand the bridge
and the existing bridge can still be utilized. Proper signage and
warning signs are installed to ensure safety for the travelling
public,” he added.
The bridge is within the
primary highway that connects Tacloban City to Ormoc City, the
commercial hub in western Leyte and the region’s major gateway to
The construction started
last July 11, 2019 and is targeted to be finished on or before
January 22, 2020.
For 2019, Carigara bridge
is now undergoing major repair while Barugohay bridge in Carigara
town and Hibuga bridge in Mayorga town will be retrofitted.
Moreover, new permanent
Ibawon bridge in Mac Arthur will be built and Atipolo Daco in
Capoocan will be widened.