Road improvement projects undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) along sections of Guimaras Circumferential Road now benefit motorists in the towns of Jordan and Buenavista.
According to Regional Office 6 Director Nerie D. Bueno, the Guimaras Circumferential Road is a major road network in the Island Province of Guimaras that connects residents to various establishments such as schools, hospitals, and markets while serving as a gateway to magnificent tourist destinations such as Roca Encantada Heritage House and Navalas Church.
Scope of works of the implemented projects include reconstruction of portland concrete cement pavement on inner lanes, asphalt overlay, and application of pavement markings for safety along a 3.81-kilometer section in Jordan and 5.6-kilometer section in Buenavista.
The completion of the projects not only restored the good condition of the road, but also prolong service life and provide lesser travel time and ease of access.
“Asphalt pavement offers no or fewer road bumps, high skid resistance, and high contrast between pavement and road markings, giving motorists better road visibility and cutting the maintenance cost of vehicles due to reduced wear and tear,” said Director Bueno.
DPWH Guimaras District Engineering Office implemented the projects in the total amount of P187.1 million funded under its preventive maintenance program.