The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to widen another bridge from two-lanes to four-lanes. Recently, the DPWH has started construction activities on Looc Bridge in Almeria, Biliran along the busy Biliran Circumferential Road.

Biliran is part of Region VIII and lies less than a kilometer north of Leyte, it is considered the smallest province in the Philippines, having an area of 536 km². 

With a total budget of Php 21.09 million, the bridge widening will involve the construction of two additional lanes on the 24-meter length road link. Each lane will measure 3.66 meters wide in both directions. When finished, the wider Looc Bridge will complement the already expanded approach of the road going to Kawayan, Biliran and the ongoing widening of the national roads in the province.

According to DPWH Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) District Engineer David P. Adongay Jr., the contractor has already completed mobilizing the equipment and materials needed for the road widening and is now preparing the construction site.

DPWH Looc Bridge widening

“DPWH is expecting to provide safer roads and better travel experience for at least 5,000 motorists traversing the Biliran Circumferential Road with the completion of the project in January 2019,” added Adongay.

More road projects are expected to be completed soon in the province of Biliran thanks to the Php 1.8 billion infrastructure funds for 2018 that are part of the government's 'Build, Build, Build' program.