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NAVAL, Biliran (BDEO) – The first bridge widening project implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) is now complete.
The widening of Looc Bridge in Almeria town worth P21.898M is now serving the travelling public with at least an average of 500 vehicular users per day in this part of Biliran Circumferential Road (BCR).
According to David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer, the said project is designed to accommodate more traffic volume and provide a wider and safer road for the increasing vehicular users along BCR.
“The completed project will increase the capacity of the existing roads and improves the safety aspect of said sections,” he said.
The said road section also leads to the only Provincial Hospital and to the Port of Naval.
The widening of Looc Bridge involves the construction of two additional lanes of the bridge with a width of 3.66-meter, one lane on each side of the 24-meter length existing This is funded under the FY 2018 DPWH Infrastructure Program.
Major scope of work of the project includes sealing, application of tack coat, asphalt overlay and thermoplastic stripping materials.
The project was prioritized because the approach road of the bridge going to Kawayan, Biliran side was already widened.
This is the second bridge widening project implemented in this province. The first bridge widening is Anas Bridge in Naval, Biliran which is presently implemented by the DPWH Regional Office under FY 2017 budget.