DPWH Biliran TRAVEL ADVISORY
Effective 6:00 AM, October 27, the Caraycaray and Catmon Bridge detours along Biliran-Naval Section are now open to all types of vehicles (lightweight, four (4) wheels and heavy equipment).
Restoration work which involves backfilling was done in coordination with DPWH-BDEO and LM Baltonado Construction.
The said detours were damaged due to continuous heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm “Quinta” on October 25, 2020.
Effective 9:00 PM today October 26 to 6:00 AM October 27, the Caraycaray Bridge Detour will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED to ALL TYPES OF VEHICLES for restoration works due to scouring of approaches (Caraycaray side) caused by continues heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm “Quinta”.
Lightweight vehicles (motorcycles, SUV, AUV, multicabs, service vehicles and vans) are advised to take the route Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road – Cabucgayan – Biliran and vice versa while vehicles with more than four (4) wheels and heavy equipment are advised to take the route Biliran- Cabucgayan- Caibiran- Culaba- Kawayan- Almeria- Naval and vice versa.
DPWH-Biliran District Engineering Office will render overtime work to be able to open the detour the soonest time.
The Caraycaray and Catmon Bridge Detours along Biliran-Naval Section are passable ONLY TO LIGHT VEHICLES (Motorcycles, SUV, AUV, Multicabs, Service Vehicles and Vans) due to scouring caused by continuous heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm “QUINTA” on October 25, 2020.
Repair/ restoration works of Catmon and Caraycaray Bridge Detours are on-going by the contractor with the coordination of DPWH-Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) since both are under contract.
Vehicles with more than four (4) wheels and heavy equipment are advised to take the route Biliran- Cabucgayan- Caibiran- Culaba- Kawayan- Almeria- Naval and vice versa, since the Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road (NCCCR) particularly at Sitio Macalpi, Brgy. Cabibihan, Caibiran, Biliran is PASSABLE ONLY TO LIGHT VEHICLES due to settlement of the roadway also caused by continuous heavy rains brought about by Tropical Storm “QUINTA” on October 25, 2020.
An updated travel advisory will be posted once restoration work is done.