By Betheena Unite
Taguibo Bridge in Butuan City will be two-lanes wider when it opens to public soon, Public Works and Highways Chief Mark Villar announced.
The construction of the bridge, which started in 2015, is now 98 percent completed, Villar added.
From a two-lane bridge, Taguibo Bridge on Surigao-Agusan Section of Daang Maharlika in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, was constructed to be a four-lane bridge.
“The construction of Taguibo Bridge is part of the department’s initiative of connecting rural and urban communities by building and improving national bridges,” Villar said.
According to DPWH-Regional Office 13 Director Pol Delos Santos, they are expediting the full completion of Taguibo parallel bridge for it to align with the four-lane roadway and allow more motorists to travel to and from Butuan City and its neighboring provinces.
The road-widening project was implemented with a P372-million fund under the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2015-2017.
It involves the construction and asphalt overlay of a 600-meter concrete bridge with two lanes including payment of affected properties for the road right-of-way.