New paved road
connects 3 barangays in Almagro, Samar
CHENZI MAY D. UY
December 5, 2019
CALBAYOG CITY Ė The
road construction project linking barangays Lunang I, Lunang II, and
Talahid in Almagro, Samar, is now complete. The finished pavement
extends over a total length of 2,469 meters, approaching the
barangay of Costa Rica.
According to the
Department of Public Works and Highways, the road is part of a
bigger circumferential road construction project in the island
As it is built on the
inner mountainous side of the island, riprap slope protection was
built into the road for stability. Drainage canals were also built
to keep the pavement flood free and safe to use even in heavy
At six (6) meters wide,
the new road offers greater mobility and ease of traffic for
motorists. Although there arenít too many vehicles in Almagro at
present, the provision of a wide road ensures the thoroughfare will
accommodate future growth in vehicle population.
The road will also help
local tourism. Some of the islandís budding tourist attractions
include an exotic diving resort in Keriketi, a museum of endangered
species, caves, rock formation, and an iconic lighthouse.
The P50-million project
benefits not only the barangays it covers but also the island
municipality as a whole.