To better accommodate the growing number of vehicles passing through the community of Barangay Villa Santiago in Quirino’s municipality of Aglipay, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has begun working on the widening of two bridges located in the area. 

The department said the broadening of these bridges will make travel to and from the community much smoother and easier for motorists. 

It’s expected to complement the expansion of the two-laned Cordon-Aurora Boundary Road, which is currently being modified into a four-lane pathway. 

According to DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado, both projects will “cater to the growing number of vehicles plying this national road section.”

The government organization said the “bridge widening projects will cover the additional lane on both sides of the existing one-span reinforced concrete deck girder (RCDG) bridges, where girders will be constructed onsite.” 

On top of that, the project will also involve “the construction of a bored pile foundation, concrete paving of more or less 100-meter approaches, pavement markings, and installation of LED solar street light.”

Both of these projects have allocated funding of P25 million each, which is sourced from the 2022 General Appropriations Act.

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