Motorists asked to bear with traffic at Tagbilaran-Cortes bridge for 1 year

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has appealed for public understanding on the inconvenience caused by the ongoing construction of a portion of a bridge which connects Tagbilaran City to Cortes town.

Motorists, for a year, will have to bear with constant traffic congestion at the Sombria Bridge which links Barangay Manga in Tagbilaran City and Barangay Lapaz in Cortes as the DPWH, said First District Engineering Officer Francis Flores, continued work on the approach of the bridge.


“Kanang atong vital nga project diha sa Manga ato lang gihangyo ang mga motorsita nga tas-an sa ang pasensya kay basin usa pa ka tuig ang atong trabahuon, pero atong paningkamutan gihapon nga mapaspasan,” said Flores.

According to Flores, workers continued to dig and rid the area of soft soil to reach a sturdier portion which will be concretized.

“Taas-taas panang atong apsonon dihang dapita kay labing humoka ang portion sa iyang yuta mao bitaw nga wa pa nato i-concrete paghuman sa tulay kay nag-sige siya og us-os tungod sa kahumok sa ilawom, dugay-dugay pa g’yud na siya bag-o mahuman,” he added.

Flores said that they will still have to dig down for about 40 meters before reaching the ideal foundation for the concrete.

Meanwhile, rehabilitation of the Sombria Bridge itself has been completed.

The DPWH official also asked the public to travel with caution at the detour beside the under construction bridge approach to avoid accidents. (A. Doydora)

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