Cagayan Valley road networks undergo rehab works

Published October 1, 2021, 5:35 PM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

CAGAYAN — The road networks in Cagayan Valley damaged by previous landslides is currently undergoing road rehabilitation works.

This was confirmed Friday, October 1, by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Cagayan Second District Engineering Office, stating that the repair of six sections of damaged road stretch in Barangay San Juan, Sta. Praxedes to prevent mudslides in the future.

Massive landslides and mudslides brought about by typhoons, catastrophic infrastructure damage in Northern Cagayan, and Habagat season in the last quarter of 2020 have hit Cagayan.

Report from the office of Regional Director Loreta M. Malauan revealed that the project has already been mobilized, accomplishing at least 40% of the actual works.

With a total of P100-million funding, the department seeks to rehabilitate more than 250 meters of road sections in order to preserve infrastructure asset.

“The rehabilitation of the highway which forms part of Manila North Road (MNR) is vital to ensure safe and reliable road networks for the public”, District Engineer Oscar G. Gumiran added.

The Department is using rockfall-netting as the active slope protection system secured by permanent ground anchor including the provision of a 4-lane concrete road and gabion slope protection structure.

The project started on May 2021 and is expected to be completed until the Second Quarter of 2022.