The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has improved movement of people, goods, and services in San Luis, Aurora by implementing a road concreting project along one of its municipal roads.
In his report to DPWH Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan and Undersecretary Roberto R. Bernardo, DPWH Regional Office 3 Director Roseller A. Tolentino said that the 615-lineal-meter portion of the 2.88-kilometer Dibalo-Dibut Municipal Road was recently paved by the DPWH Aurora District Engineering Office (DEO) in Barangay Dibut, San Luis, Aurora.
The recently completed P19.80-million project included the construction of a 6.7-meter-wide portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP) and provision of paved shoulders with lined canals and catchwalls.
According Director Tolentino, DPWH Aurora DEO implemented the road improvement project along the Barangay Dibut section of the municipal road to complement the 1.47-kilometer already paved portion in 2021.
Residents of Barangay Dibut, which is a coastal barangay of Aurora, will no longer need to travel rough and rugged road or pass through the adjacent sea just to get to San Luis town center once the whole stretch of the municipal road has been improved to concrete.
Upgrading the road leading to Barangay Dibut connects locals not just to the Municipality of San Luis but also in Aurora’s provincial capital of Baler, which in turn eases access to much-needed social services while at the same time facilitating convenient delivery of local agricultural products such as bananas and coconuts to market centers within and outside the province.