Aklan roads prepared for Ati-Atihan 2019

THE re-blocked portion of Jaime Cardinal Sin Avenue in Kalibo, Aklan, where both local and foreign tourists will flock during the Ati-Atihan Festival 2019. (Photo courtesy of DPWH-Aklan DEO)

THOUSANDS of foreign and local tourists are expected to flock the town of Kalibo for the 2019 Ati-Atihan Festival, hence, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Aklan District Engineering Office ensured that major roads are ready for the expected huge volume of traffic all over the province.

District Engineer Noel L. Fuentebella said they have completed the asphalt overlay of 4.819-kilometer road and re-blocking of 1.666-kilometer road along Jaime Cardinal Sin Avenue from Kalibo to New Washington in the amount of P44.800 million and P18.619 million, respectively.

The road leads to Port of Dumaguit in the town of New Washington.

The project includes installation of warning signs and application of thermoplastic pavement markings for safety of the motorists and traveling public.

Likewise, the district has installed safety devices along Aklan West Road in the town of Malay, leading to the newly re-opened Boracay Island.

The project, which cost P6.064 million, includes the installation of guardrails including posts and chevron signage.

Fuentebella also said that Kalibo Bridges are fully lighted, while thermoplastic pavement markings and repainting of curbs and gutters were also applied along Jaime Cardinal Sin Avenue, which serves as main thoroughfare to Kalibo International Airport.

Assistant District Engineer Leo P. Bionat said they have geared up in undertaking maintenance activities along major roads in the town of Kalibo in Aklan, as part of preparation for the celebration of Ati-Atihan Festival.

“Our maintenance team has started patching potholes, sealing cracks and de-clogging of canals along national roads, particularly in Poblacion areas,” he said. (DPWH-6)