The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Biliran District Office (DEO) has started the widening of two major bridges in Biliran town that will accommodate the increasing volume of traffic.
The P20.5-M Busali Bridge and P30.6-M Moog Bridge widening projects are both implemented at Brgy. Busali, Biliran, Biliran.
District Engineer Ferdinand A. Briones said that the bridge widening projects will complement the widened roads in the Province of Biliran.
“This is highly prioritized because along this section is the province’s major thoroughfare from mainland Leyte to the capital town of Naval and vice versa,” said Briones.
According to Briones, the widening of permanent bridges are on-going. Clearing operations and installation of temporary templates (pile driving guide) in preparation for the driving of piles for foundation works on both bridges are in progress.
The widening of bridges consist of two additional lanes, one on each side with a 30-meter span for Busali Bridge and 35-meter span for Moog Bridge. Both projects are scheduled to be completed this July of 2021.
“The completion of this project will not only increase the volume of traffic that this bridge can accommodate, but will also improve the safety and comfort of the travelling public,” said Briones.