widening project at Biliran town underway
February 22, 2019
NAVAL, Biliran –
The road widening project along Biliran-Naval Section within Biliran
Circumferential Road is on-going.
Department of Public Works
and Highways (DPWH) - Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO)
reports 72.83% accomplishment of the project as of January 31,2019.
David P. Adongay Jr.,
District Engineer said that the project involves the construction of
additional lanes on both sides of the existing paved road with a
width of 3.35-meter, a thickness of 0.28-meter and a length of
“It includes the
construction of drainage and installation of road safety features
such as road signages and reflectorized thermoplastic pavement
markings,” said Adongay.
Adongay added that the
road widening project amounting to P139.566M will be completed on
June 27, 2019 under contract with BC Cuerpo Construction
Meanwhile, Adongay said
that the district office will implement another road widening
project this 2019 amounting to P80M.
“This project will be
implemented as a continuation of the 2018 widening project along
Biliran-Naval Section,” said Adongay.
Major scope of work
includes the construction and concreting of additional lanes from 2
lanes to four lanes with a length of 2.4-kilometer with a width of
3.35 meters, a thickness of 0.28 m. It also includes the
construction of drainage and road safety features.
The road widening projects
were prioritized because of its potential for development with the
vision to accommodate huge number of road users. The said network
development project is designed to provide a wider and safer roads
for the increasing vehicular users.
By early part of 2019,
DPWH-Biliran DEO has already widened a total of 12.973 kilometers of
existing road. It is the vision of the district to widen the entire
existing concrete roads within the Road Network of Biliran Province
in accordance with the DPWH National Standards by phases.