Easier access to communities in the northern part of Iloilo has been made possible through the completed widening of Iyang Bridge in the town of Concepcion by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Secretary Mark Villar said that the DPWH Iloilo 3rd District Engineering Office (DEO) successfully transformed the 46-lineal meter bridge by doubling its lane capacity, complementing the Concepcion-San Dionisio Road that was expanded from two to four lanes.
The P39.5-million improvements on Iyang Bridge included the construction of pre-stressed concrete girder on pre-cast concrete pile foundation; pouring of portland concrete cement pavement and emulsified asphalt overlay; construction of grouted riprap and stone masonry for slope protection; and application of reflectorized thermoplastic pavement markings.
“The P39.5 million sourced from the General Appropriations Act of 2020 was used to fund the widening project.”
Citing reports from DPWH Regional Office 6 Director Lea Delfinado and Iloilo 3rd District Engineer Ricardo Gutierrez, Villar disclosed that the P39.5 million sourced from the General Appropriations Act of 2020 was used to fund the widening project.
“With the additional lanes of Iyang Bridge, residents can now safely and quickly transport their goods.”
“With the additional lanes of Iyang Bridge, residents can now safely and quickly transport their goods mostly consisting of rice, corn and vegetables, bamboo and coconuts, along with poultry, livestock, and sea products,” the public works chief noted. “The additional lanes will also lessen road accidents, benefitting regular motorists and travelers in the area.”
“The DPWH stays committed to the continuous provision of infrastructure development efforts that aim to promote better connectivity and road safety, provide integrated and seamless transport systems, and facilitate better accessibility all over the country,” the public works head concluded.