After bearing with the temporary inconvenience is a quality bridge that now safely connects motorists and commuters of Southern Tagalog Region.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) re-opens on February 13, 2014 the rehabilitated Lalig Bridge at kilometer 94+635 along Manila South Road (MSR) - Daang Maharlika in Tiaong, Quezon.
All vehicles going to and from Manila, Batangas, Quezon, and Bicol area may now pass at the 15 lineal meters Lalig Bridge which was strengthened to cope with the increasing load and volume of passing vehicles.
Based on latest data generated in the DPWH Road Traffic Information Applications, the annual average daily traffic at the bridge location in Daang Maharlika was recorded at over 8,600 vehicles including loaded trucks and buses bound for Bicol, Visayas and Mindanao.
The old Lalig Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic on July 17, 2013 to facilitate replacement works for the superstructure with DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson directing Quezon Second District Engineer Celestial S. Flancia to closely supervise activities of contractor towards quality completion including monitoring of compliance to construction safety standards.
Flancia said that despite the series of weather disturbances that brought completion delays, the P9.63 Million bridge rehabilitation project was done by contractor Jemak Construction & Supply in accordance with the prepared plans and specifications of the Department including the need to undertake additional works to strengthened two (2) abutments.