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Vital Leyte bridge being widened

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By Restituto Cayubit

CARIGARA, Leyte – The Leyte Second District Engineering Office (DEO) has started work for the widening of the bridge in Tunga town along Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) has started its construction works for the widening of Tunga bridge in Poblacion, Tunga along Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road section. (Department of Public Works and Highways Region VIII Official Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) has started its construction works for the widening of Tunga bridge in Poblacion, Tunga along Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road section. (Department of Public Works and Highways Region VIII Official Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

Gerald Pacanan, district engineer, said the widening of the bridge will speed up traffic flow in the Tunga town area.

P29.1 million has been allocated for improving the 31-6- meter span.

Pacanan said the project will not affect traffic in the area since the bridge will not be closed while it is being widened.

“Proper signage and warning signs are installed to ensure safety for the travelling public,” he said.

The bridge is a key segment of the highway that connects Tacloban City to Ormoc City, the commercial hub in western Leyte and the region’s major gateway to Cebu City.

Construction started last July 11 and is targeted to be finished on or before Jan. 22.

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