ILOILO – The rehabilitation of the dilapidated 28-kilometer national road from the town of Cabatuan to Calinog here finally begun on Monday.
This is according to 2nd District Engineer Nilo Gavia of the Department of Public Works and Highways during his courtesy visit to Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. yesterday (August 13).
Gavia informed the governor that the project costing P365,800,000 will be completed after a year and will be constructed by the joint venture of International Builder’s Corp. and A.M. Oreta Construction.
Based on its program of works, the 27.01 kilometers will undergo asphalt overlay while the remaining 1 kilometer will be reconstructed.
It will also cover the improvement of existing shoulder (1.5m-3.0m in width) and removal of existing deteriorated asphalt on top of the slab of the existing eight bridges in the third district (50mm thick) prior to asphalt overlay.
The repair of selected sections of the deteriorated asphalt-concrete pavement by potholes patching and repair of distressed pavement by sealing the cracks before the asphalt overlay (50mm-80mm thick) will also be done.
There will also be application of pavement markings and installation of signages and other miscellaneous works.
Once finished, Gavia said travelling to and from this province via Iloilo-Capiz national road will be much more convenient, and hopefully stress-free. (Jezza A. Nepomoceno/Capitol News)