The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) gets off to a good start in 2016 by finishing a major rehab project ahead of time and reopening it to motorists.

Dario Bridge, which was closed to all vehicular traffic since June 19, 2015 for rehabilitation and reconstruction, has just been opened by the DPWH ahead of its original February 13, 2016 completion date.

“Our scheduled completion for Dario Bridge is on February 13, 2016 but we are able to facilitate opening of all lanes inasmuch as remaining finishing activities will not affect vehicular traffic, said DPWH National Capitol Region Director Melvin B. Navarro.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes are now completely passable despite a few remaining tasks like expansion joints, asphalt overlay and lane marking.

This Php 44.6 million bridge rehab project took the existing 1964 three-barrel reinforced concrete box culvert-turned-bridge and converted it into a modern and standard bridge.