Travel within Quirino province and to its neighboring provinces is expected to improve once a multi-million peso widening project is completed, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Monday.
The department has begun implementing the P32.4-million road project aimed at increasing the road capacity in Quirino by working on its carriageway.
It covers a portion of the municipality of Saguday to Barangay Mangandingay in Cabarroguis, Quirino, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said.
“The off-carriageway improvement is making headway towards its target completion date to make sure the construction will not prolong the inconvenience being experienced by the traveling public since the road section is linked to the northwestern boundary of Isabela, particularly Santiago City, one of the most populated cities in the Region,” Villar explained.
Once completed, the road will also facilitate easier transport of Quirino’s major crops like corn and rice to neighboring provinces and to Metro Manila.
The road improvement is part of a multi-year project with a total allocation of P41.5 million.
The remaining P9.1 million will cover the paving of the road's shoulder with provision of concrete curb, gutter, and drainage structures as incorporated under the 2021 General Appropriations Act.