Rebuild all-weather bridges

The 3rd Engineering District of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will soon rebuild all-weather bridges in San Guillermo and Cabatuan towns that have been ravaged by recent typhoons.

The DPWH will also rehabilitate dilapidated national roads in its area of jurisdiction.

Third engineering office head Engr. Danilo Racimo said that two bridges were damaged by typhoon “Pedring” and “Quiel” last month in the towns of San Guillermo and Cabatuan in Isabela.

In San Guillermo, residents are taking circuitous road in Echague, Isabela just to reach and connect to other towns while motorists plying the Santiago-Roxas-Tuguegarao road, an alternative road in going to Tuguegarao City, could hardly use the Macalaoat bridge in Cabatuan.

Racimo said the Pigalo bridge in San Guillermo requires a total funding of P250 million. A total of P97. 6 million, on the other hand, had been allotted to the Macalaoat bridge in Cabatuan, Isabela that will be implemented next year, including the road re-blocking on dilapidated roads of the Maharlika highway and asphalt overlay in some portions of the national highway.

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