SFDEO paves new
Roxas-Imelda road in Sta. Margarita
CHENZI MAY D. UY
July 11, 2019
CALBAYOG CITY – A
6.1-meter-wide concrete road now runs between Barangay Roxas and
Barangay Imelda in Sta. Margarita, Samar. This new road extends from
the existing pavement in the neighboring barangay of Mabuhay, which
connects to Daang Maharlika national highway.
Residents in said
barangays used to travel on foot to reach the nearest road in
Barangay Mabuhay, where they could hire a habal-habal to get to the
This new accomplishment by
DPWH Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO) literally paves
a better way for communities in the interior barangays of Sta.
Margarita to access public goods and services in the municipal
center as well as to bring their agricultural products to local
markets. Copra, abaca and root crops are the primary products in the
mountain road is reinforced by slope protection structures totalling
246.2 linear meters. The P50-million project is part of the
district’s Local Infrastructure Program that aims to enhance road
connectivity in Samar I.