The construction of detour across Caraycaray River in Brgy. Caraycaray, Naval, Biliran is underway to accommodate heavy loaded vehicles.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) reports 70% accomplishment of the said project as of July 31, 2019.
The P4.56M construction of detour across Caraycaray river involves a concrete paving of a two-lane road with length of 0.26-kilometer, a width of 6.1-meter and pavement thickness of 0.28-meter.
Prior to the road concreting of the Caraycaray detour, the existing earth road detour becomes slippery and muddy during rainy days, thus posing danger to the travelling public.
David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer said the project was prioritized to ensure the safety of the travelers.
According to Adongay, project engineers were already instructed to closely monitor the said project for fast completion. This project has a target completion date on August 13, 2019 under contract with MB Ang Construction.
“The completion of the detour road will also serve as temporary main road for all vehicles as soon as the replacement for Caraycaray bridge starts construction,” Adongay revealed.
It can be recalled that the Caraycaray bridge was severely damaged during Tropical Storm Urduja in December, 2017 thus, a need for the construction of a new one.
Presently, only one lane traffic is passable for the said bridge since its finished rehabilitation on January 15, 2018. The replacement for the Caraycaray bridge would take two years of construction as it is implemented under multi-year funding for FY 2019-2021.
This will be undertaken by the DPWH Regional Office VIII with a total budget amount of P180M.