CARIGARA, Leyte -- The Jugaban Bridge in this town will be closed on Tuesday, June 6, to start the widening project conducted by the Second Leyte Engineering District of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
An alternative route is provided for transportation, motorists and the travelling public along one the highway.
District Engineer Carlos Veloso said the bridge widening project was part of the thrust of the district office to ease out traffic and ensure a safer and smoother travel for all types of vehicles taking this route.
The project cost a total of P4.6 million and will span the length of 12.66 meters. The widening of the two-lane bridge is to complement the road widening, which is also being undertaken by the DPWH all over the area.
The DPWH advised motorists to take the alternative route which was the interior streets of Carigara town for the duration that the bridge was impassable.
Veloso asked the public to bear the adverse effects of the project, saying the expansion project would be for the greater good that could last a long time.
The DPWH has continued to lobby funding to widen all two-lane bridges in Eastern Visayas into four lanes as road widening continues. (PNA)