By Restituto Cayubit
Naval, Biliran – The Department of Public Works and Highways-Biliran District Engineering Office (DPWH-BDEO) is currently undertaking the construction of the P297.78 million widening project of the Biliran Circumferential Road (BCR), a report from the BDEO said here, today.
BDEO District Engineer David P. Adongay Jr. told The Manila Bulletin that it was the biggest project allocated to BDEO that was funded under the General Appropriation Act (GAA) of 2017.
Adongay said the widening project is expected to be completed in 300 days, and is programmed to be completed on May 1, 2018.
“The widening project along BCR was prioritized because of its potential for development with the vision to accommodate huge number of road users,” Adongay said.
Adongay disclosed that one of the two packages costs P172.192 million with a length of 5.88 kilometers, and comprised of six sections located in Balaquid, Caray-caray, Burabod, Bool, Tucdao, and Virginia.
The other package costs P125.588 million with four sections located in Sabang, Burabod and Barangay Mapuyo, Kaulanguhan, and Lumbia-San Roque in Biliran, Biliran. It will cover a total of 4.3 kilometers.
Adongay said that the project involves the construction of additional lanes on both sides of the existing paved road with a width of 3.35 meters, and a thickness of 0.28 meter. It also includes the construction of drainage and installation of road safety features, he added.
Adongay underscored that the project will increase the capacity of the existing roads and improves the safety aspect of BCR, which is used by about 15,000 motorists and commuters daily.