Structures for mitigation along the Catarman-Calbayog section completed

DPWH - Northern Samar First DEO recently completed road rehabilitation along the Catarman-Calbayog Road section with slips, slope Collapse, and landslide. Photo: DPWH-8/Facebook

The Department of Public Works and Highways - Northern Samar First DEO recently completed the rehabilitation/reconstruction of roads with slips, slope collapse, and landslide along the Catarman-Calbayog Road section.

According to District Engineer Mario Villena, the project is divided into three sections located in the municipalities of Catarman, Northern Samar, namely Brgy. Somoge, Brgy. Polangi, and Brgy. Cervantes.

Previously, these sections were damaged due to erosion and, if left unattended, will cause further slips and landslides, potentially posing a hazard to the traveling public.

"For the last few years, said road sections only have one lane open to traffic, which is risky to the motorists and the traveling public, especially during night time. Thus, the prioritization of said project is deemed important,"  DE Villena explained.

The project will cost Php 47.96 million and will include the construction of 12 linear meters of slope protection (Somoge section), 66 linear meters of slope protection (Polangi section), and 144 linear meters of slope protection (Cervantes section). 

It also includes road widening, reblocking of the PCCP on the damaged portion, extension and replacement of the damaged RCPC, and the construction of a painted concrete barrier.

The project's objective is to mitigate soil erosion and/or collapse, prevent road damage, and ensure public safety. It is funded through the 2021 General Appropriations Act (GAA) and was completed last January 2022. (Source: DPWH/NSDEO/AAP)

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