Road, infra projects delayed due to rains

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Road, infra projects delayed due to rains

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Continuous rains in Bohol are hampering the completion of several road and other infrastructure projects in the province according to the local office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Francis Antonio Flores, chief of DPWH Bohol First District Engineering Office, said that some projects that remain unfinished including roads and bridges across Bohol were not abandoned, noting that their completion was delayed due to bad weather.

Flores asked for the public’s patience as he warned that the extended construction period of the projects are expected to cause inconveniences such as heavy traffic.

Meanwhile, the local DPWH managed to complete several roads and bridges including those that were severely damaged when Bohol was jolted by a 7.2-magnitude quake in 2013.

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According to Flores, damaged bridges in the first district near their completion as they are already finishing the approaches.

The construction of the Sombria Bridge approach which connects Tagbilaran City to the town of Cortes has also been completed and has significantly improved the traffic situation along the road which was once a bottleneck area.

The road also does not accumulate mud when heavy rains pour and there are no more traffic buildups even on peak hours after the bridge rehabilitation, said Flores.

The district engineer called on the local traffic bureau to assign an enforcer near the Manga Public Market to prevent illegal parking in the area and further ease traffic along the road leading to Sombria Bridge. (with reports from Allen Doydora)

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