Highway connecting Tacloban and Ormoc gets upgrade

The national road linking Tacloban and Ormoc will undergo a major rehabilitation this year, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The PHP121 million road improvement project will concentrate on road sections in the Leyte towns of Jaro, Carigara, and Capoocan. This includes road slope safety in landslide-prone areas of Capoocan, Leyte, as well as road widening in the towns of Carigara and Jaro. The project is intended to strengthen the road network for better and faster mobility of the motorists as the highway is one of the busiest in Leyte.

According to Leo Edward Oppura, chief of the DPWH 2nd Leyte engineering district office, the project aims to raise load capability and enhance road conditions along the national highway. The DPWH has requested residents affected by the road works to cooperate with the government’s efforts.

The road widening project is made up of six infrastructure schemes divided between asset protection and proactive maintenance. At least four projects are currently underway, with two more awaiting modification clearance. These projects are scheduled to be completed this year.

Photo credit: DPWH. Ongoing road rehabilitation in Carigara, Leyte.