DPWH Biliran DEO
conducts axle load survey for the first time
September 25, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District
Engineering Office (DEO) conducts a week-long axle load survey on
large trucks passing through Biliran Circumferential Road (BCR)
referenced at Sitio Riverside Brgy. Caraycaray, Naval, Biliran.
The operation was
conducted 24/7 from September 4-12, 2018 on a rotational shifts
spearheaded by Engr. Ian M. Lazarte, Regional Road Traffic
Information Application (RTIA) Coordinator and Mr. Penny Lloyd E.
Batoto, RTIA Coordinator of Biliran DEO.
According to District
Engineer David P. Adongay Jr., the main purpose of the said activity
is to collect data that will be used for appropriate design
standards for the said road.
“It is done by weighing
large trucks on a weighbridge installed on a national road” said
In accordance with
Republic Act 8794, trucks are prohibited from passing through
national roads and bridges if their axle load exceeds the 13,500
kilograms per axle capacity limit and allowable computed gross
vehicle weight (GVW).
The axle load surveys will
also give information whether the roads are abused or not by the
transporters, hence assist the Bureau of Design in deciding on
appropriate corrective measures.
The summary of the data
gathered is stored in the Road and Bridge Information Application (RBIA)
and is used as one of the important inputs to the new planning and
Axle load survey are part
of the DPWH’s mandate in ensuring road safety. This is the first
time that Biliran DEO conducted the said activity in the province.