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DPWH upgrades secondary roads in Leyte

leyte secondary roads

July 18, 2019

JARO, Leyte – Continuous civil works are ongoing to upgrade the road section along Jaro-Dagami-Burauen-La Paz according to the Department of Public Works and Highways Leyte Second District Engineering Office.

About 18.488 kilometer portion out of the 47.245 road length will undergo reblocking, asphalt overlay, shoulder paving and construction of drainage structures.

District Engineer Gerald Pacanan said that this project will improve road condition and hasten traffic flow to ensure the safety of motorists going to and from the area. “This project will also ease the transport of agricultural products from the locality to the public markets and boost the economic activities in the region,” he added. A total P133.6 million will be spent for the reconstruction of pavement, drainage structures and asphalt overlay.

Another P137.1 million will also be allocated for the off-carriageway improvement which includes paving of shoulders and drainage structures.

This reliable road network links the municipalities of Jaro, Dagami, Burauen and La Paz in Leyte.

The project is funded under the 2019 General Appropriations Act and is expected to be completed within the year.