Gerald Pacanan spearheads the regular field inspection with
the Leyte 2 Inspectorate Team.
DPWH widens major
bridge in Leyte
DPWH 2nd LED
August 29, 2019
CARIGARA, Leyte –
To accommodate greater number of motorists, the Department of Public
Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second district engineering office
is presently widening the P75 million worth of Carigara bridge in
According to District
Engineer Gerald Pacanan, the 106.25 meters bridge with a width of
9.4 meters is targeted to be completed before the year ends.
The bridge is being
widened from two lanes to four lanes to accommodate and provide a
safer travel to both locals and tourists going to and from Tacloban
City to Ormoc City.
“With the region’s past
experiences on calamities, we see the need to modify this bridge to
make it more resistant to seismic activity or ground motion and to
conform to the latest DPWH bridge-design standards with enhanced
load-bearing capacity,” he added.
For 2019, Leyte 2 is
tasked to implement 87 projects worth P1.57 billion covering road
and bridge improvement projects and construction of other government