Just in time for the opening of the world-renowned Boracay Island, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the repair of road leading to Caticlan Jetty Port in Malay, Aklan which also serves as the island’s main gateway.
According to DPWH-Region 6 Director Wenceslao M. Leaño, the 554-meter road repair project costing P8.53 million involves asphalt overlaying along the national road including road shoulder, repair of drainage system, de-clogging of pipe culverts, construction of box culverts, and installation of Reinforced Concrete (RC) pipes, metal frames, and gratings.
Installation of thermoplastic pavement markings along the newly-repaired road was also undertaken by the DPWH maintenance personnel.
“The completion of the project would further ease travel around the newly-rehabilitated Boracay Island,” said Director Leaño.
Moreover, DPWH has already completed linking the gaps of Boracay Circumferential Road. Despite the island’s reopening, DPWH shall continue road widening works of the circumferential road which is expected to be fully accessible by 2019.
Tourists are advised to manage their expectations when they visit Boracay since the widening cannot be easily carried out considering obstructions and multiple structures hindering the way for the project’s immediate completion.
Upon completion of the entire 4.12-kilometer Boracay Circumferential Road and its missing gaps at the backdoor of Bolabog Beach in Barangay Balabag, the wider and safer highway will promote a hassle-free travel for the foreign and local patrons of the famous island.