Aklan roads improved for better transportation system

The two off-carriageway improvement projects located at Barangay Laguinbanwa-Agbago, Ibajay (right) and Barangay Mantiguib, Makato (left) along the Aklan West Road in Aklan. Photo courtesy by DPWH, Aklan DEO.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Aklan District Engineering Office recently completed two off-carriageway projects (road shoulders) along Aklan West Road.

The road shoulders serve as pedestrian walkways to make transportation more convenient and efficient.

According to DPWH 6 Regional Director Nerie D. Bueno, the roads were improved in response to the growing demand for an enhanced transportation system in Aklan.

“We are currently undertaking concreting of road shoulders in the province of Aklan, especially along the Aklan West Road.  This aims to give travelers a more convenient travel experience along the route and to improve Aklan’s transportation system,” Engr. Bueno explained.

The ₱29.4-million project in Brgy. Mantiguid in Makato involves paving a 6-kilometer roadway with 1.5-meter-wide concrete shoulders.

The ongoing off-carriageway project entails paving a 12.31-kilometer-long roadway with 1.5-meter-wide concrete shoulders, which cost ₱79.5 million.

Meantime, OIC-District Engineer Gener J. Abergas said that both projects will include drainage to provide easier access along the national road.

“These off-carriageways will serve as a transit system for both tourists and Aklanons.  DPWH Aklan DEO team is here to lead the progress and structures that will better the lives of people in Aklan” Engr. Abergas said. (DPWH-6)