N. Vizcaya road repair 65 per cent complete, reports DPWH

Published September 15, 2020, 3:32 PM

by Betheena Kae Unite

The restoration of a road damaged by typhoon Tisoy in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya is more than halfway done, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.


Restoration of the portions of Papaya-Malabing-Wangal-Binogawan-Tadji-Runruno Road, which were badly-hit by typhoon Tisoy in December 2019, has reached 65 percent completion.

It is expected to be completely rehabilitated by November this year.

According to District Engineer Glenn Miguel of DPWH Nueva Vizcaya 2nd District Engineering Office, the restoration works cover the repair of roadslip or the eroded shoulder of the road which costs P18.5 million.

To restore the damaged section, the department is reconstructing the 35-linear meter crib wall/retaining wall and 325-linear meter stone masonry protection works or catch wall of the damaged road.

“The repair of the damaged crib wall and repair of the damaged road will keep the area passable on both lanes. Restoration of the damaged stone masonry will also prevent landslide in this high-risk road, thus ensuring safety of motorists,” Miguel said.

The rehabilitation of the typhoon-hit road started in June 2020.

Meanwhile, concreting works of a tourism road in the region leading to the famous Governor’s Rapids in Maddela, Quirino is also under way.

“This tourism project will open opportunities to the private and public sector to invest in livelihood projects thereby creating jobs that are contributory to local economic growth,” said District Engineer Marifel Andes, of the DPWH Quirino District Engineering Office.

Once completed, the paved road will also provide farmers in the area with a safer road for a faster and more convenient transport of their produce, Andes added.

The project, which received a budget allocation beginning 2018, is being implemented under the six-year Tourism Road Infrastructure Projects (TRIP) in partnership with the Department of Tourism.

Andes said that they are now working on the construction of another 800-meter two-lane portland concrete cement pavement with provision of slope protection structures and installation of reflectorized thermoplastic pavement markings after receiving an allocation of P20 million this year under TRIP.