By Betheena Kae Unite
Preservation of two roads in Negros Oriental have been recently completed, improving mobility in the province, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
Improvement and preservation works were implemented in Looc Bypass Road in Dumaguete City and Dumaguete Junction – Bais to Kabankalan Section of Dumaguete North Road in Bais City.
Concreting of Looc Bypass Road in Dumaguete City was implemented with P29.98 million budget while asphalt overlay of the 2.74-kilometer Dumaguete Junction – Bais to Kabankalan Section of Dumaguete North Road costs P43.70 million.
According to the DPWH Negros Oriental Second District Engineering Office (DEO), the projects also involved provision of thermoplastic pavement markings and internally illuminated solar pavement leveled markers to provide accurate road markings and reduce vehicular accidents.
DPWH Negros Oriental Second Assistant District Engineer Luz Vicoy said that “the newly-improved road projects will benefit a large volume of motorists particularly locals, traders, and tourists, and eventually boost the economy of the province.”
Meanwhile, another P42-million road widening project is underway on a section of the Dumaguete North Road. It will also cover the construction of the 358-meter flood mitigation structure and drainage system that will serve as river control structure in Amlan, Negros Oriental. These projects are expected to be completed by the end of the year, according to the regional office.