The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed road improvement works along Iloilo-Capiz Road (New Route) in Leganes, Iloilo to facilitate smoother and safer travel between provinces in Western Visayas.
Costing P72 million, the project involved asphalt overlaying of a 4-lane, 3-kilometer concrete road section with provision of reflectorized thermoplastic pavement markings.
Citing reports from OIC-District Engineer Mario G. Soriano, DPWH Region 6 Director Nerie D. Bueno explained that asphalt overlay restores the smoothness and improves driving surface during travel, while pavement markings and solar studs enhance roadway delineation and improve visibility to prevent road accidents.
Locals and visitors now have better access going to northern Iloilo towns and various establishments as well as tourist destinations in the neighboring provinces of Capiz and Aklan, thanks to improved land transportation, which will help promote socio-economic development in the region.
DPWH Iloilo 4th District Engineering Office implemented the project with funding from FY 2022 Regular Infrastructure Program.