The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will embark on a P375 million asphalt overlay project for major thoroughfares of Southern Leyte.
DPWH Southern Leyte District Engineer Ma. Margarita C. Junia said the road improvement project through asphalt overlay will cover four (4) areas with damaged pavements, particularly those that have started peeling off or scaling and forming potholes, posing danger to motorists.
Covered by project include the roads built more than four (4) decades in Sogod which will receive P150 million; Liloan with P150 million; Macrohon with P40 million; and P35 million for Liloan town proper.
“The major concern now of the Department is the safety of the travellers so we are working double time for a faster implementation of these asphalt works,” Junia said.
Aside from major roads, DPWH-SLDEO is also set to rehabilitate the road leading to Philippines’ tallest bridge – the Agas-Agas Bridge, which received an allocation from the Road Board amounting to P48 million for asphalt overlay and P16 million for thermoplastic painting.
Funds for the road improvement are derived from the Road User’s Tax.