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Carigara bridge

June 28, 2019

CARIGARA, Leyte – Multi-million bridge widening projects will be implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways to expand significant road networks in the second district of Leyte.

District Engineer Gerald Pacanan said that a total amount of P188.487 million has been allocated for these projects funded under the General Appropriations Act of 2019.

Out of six projects, four bridges are underway namely the P31.721 million Carigara bridge and P4.701 million Barugohay bridge both in Carigara town along Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road, Hibuga bridge along Mayorga-La Paz road worth P13.665 million and Ibawon bridge amounted to P92.80 million in MacArthur.

“To complement the widened national roads and accommodate voluminous number of motorists, these two-lane bridges will be expanded to four lanes,” Pacanan added.

Widening projects will also be done in Tunga bridge in Tunga, Leyte funded at P30.02 million and Atipolo Daco bridge Capoocan worth P15.58 million both along Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road.

The engineering office is mandated to maintain 55 bridges with a total length of 2.266 kilometers in the second district of Leyte.