Intensified road maintenance works in Southern Leyte lauded

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar commended the intensified road maintenance activities currently being conducted along national roads and bridges by the DPWH Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (SLDEO).

Citing a report from DPWH-SLDEO District Engineer Ma. Margarita Junia, Secretary Villar said men and women crew of the Department are working even on weekends to check road damages, clean bridges, undertake vegetation control on road sides, and clear the drainage system of national highways from silt in the province.

“We recognize every effort of our hardworking crew to ensure roads are safe and convenient for the travelling public,” said Secretary Villar.

According District Engineer Junia, DPWH-SLDEO has also acquired last year a total of nine (9) chariot-type service crew vehicles to help boost the agency’s capability to maintain 299 kilometers of national roads, 155 bridges and other infrastructure in Southern Leyte.

“With those vehicles for our maintenance point persons, we were able to promptly respond in restoring road defects such as potholes, alligator cracks, major, scaling, shoving and corrugation, pumping and depression, faded road markings, inverted shoulder, lush vegetation, clogged drains, and open manholes,” said DE Junia.

DPWH-SLDEO aims to surpass last year’s 96.55 percent road condition rating which is being assessed by the DPWH Bureau of Maintenance (BOM) every two (2) years.