Slope Protection Works On-Going Along Landslide-Prone Road in Ilocos Sur

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that a new stabilization structure is underway to prevent landslides and road closure along Tagudin-Cervantes Road in the Municipality of Suyo, Ilocos Sur.

“During rainy season, landslides often lead to road lane closure in Sitio Quinilaoen, causing inconvenience to motorists traversing the Tagudin-Cervantes Road that’s why we prioritized the installation of slope protection along this section,” said Secretary Villar.

Based on a report from DPWH Ilocos Sur Second District Engineer Jose Ginete Jr, the project consists of two (2) different slope protection designs — rock netting and shotcrete procedure aimed to provide additional support and avoid soil slipping.

A total amount of P40-million was allocated for the construction of a 1,400 square meter slope area which started last May 2020.

“Despite the pandemic, workers are working under strict compliance to health safety protocols to ensure on-time completion of this project that is expected to provide safer travel for motorists,” added Secretary Villar.