The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has facilitated safer and faster mobility for Maria Aurora residents in the province of Aurora by constructing a new bridge that connects far-flung communities.
DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan, citing a report from DPWH Regional Office 3 Director Roseller Tolentino, said that a two-lane bridge completed by the DPWH Aurora District Engineering Office (DEO) now provides better connectivity between barangays Kadayakan and Bayanihan.
The P173.7-million bridge project involved the construction of a 150-lineal meter bridge with 240-meter approach roads on both sides to give motorists a smooth transition between the bridge decks and the roadway pavement.
“A flood control structure with a total length of 1,083 lineal meters was also included in the project to safeguard the integrity of the bridge against geohazards.”
Bonoan added that a flood control structure with a total length of 1,083 lineal meters was also included in the project to safeguard the integrity of the bridge against geohazards.
The new bridge replaced the decades-old, temporary, single-lane Kadayakan Bridge that was only passable to light vehicles for safety reasons.
Prior to the completion of the bridge, heavy vehicles had to make a detour through Barangay Dimanpudso just to get to Barangay Kadayakan and Barangay Bayanihan.
With a more durable bridge that can accommodate all types of vehicles, Maria Aurora’s economy is seen to experience a boost through enhanced transportation of goods and people.