By DPWH 2nd LED
August 30, 2019
TUNGA, Leyte – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second District Engineering Office (L2DEO) has started its construction works for the widening of Tunga bridge in Poblacion, Tunga along Palo-Carigara-Ormoc road section.
“The widening of Tunga bridge measures a width of 4.98 meters each on both sides and length of 31.6 meters in the amount of P29.1 million,” District Engineer Gerald Pacanan said.
“Traffic will not be affected, considering that the project will only expand the bridge and the existing bridge can still be utilized. Proper signage and warning signs are installed to ensure safety for the travelling public,” he added.
The bridge is within the primary highway that connects Tacloban City to Ormoc City, the commercial hub in western Leyte and the region’s major gateway to Cebu City.
The construction started last July 11, 2019 and is targeted to be finished on or before January 22, 2020.
For 2019, Carigara bridge is now undergoing major repair while Barugohay bridge in Carigara town and Hibuga bridge in Mayorga town will be retrofitted.
Moreover, new permanent Ibawon bridge in Mac Arthur will be built and Atipolo Daco in Capoocan will be widened.