Revitalized Labi Bridge connecting Aurora to Nueva Ecjia now open to motorists

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The newly-replaced Labi Bridge, Nueva Ecija connecting Aurora to Nueva Ecija | Photo from DPWH website.

The new Labi Bridge connecting Aurora to Nueva Ecija is now open to provide better and safer travel for motorists.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced on January 20 that the reconstruction of the Labi Bridge in Nueva Ecija has been completed after it was severely damaged caused by typhoons in 2015.

“Perennial flooding during typhoon season has severely affected the structural integrity of the old Labi Bridge, especially with the damage caused by Typhoons Kabayan, Lando, and Nona in 2015 that’s why we had to replace it,” said DPWH Secretary Mark Villar.

Secretary Villar said that with the opening of the newly-replaced Labi Bridge they are hoping to provide faster transport of goods and services aid in the emerging economic activity in the region.

According to DPWH Region 3 Director Roseller Tolentino the project undertook the construction of the 222.43-meter bridge project with 143-meter and 124-meter approach on each side, amounting to Php 163-million funded under the General Appropriations Act (GAA). Tolentino also reported that dredging works is also underway to restore the waterway to its original depth and prevent frequent flooding in the province.

More infrastructure projects recently opened in the Philippines, among them, the new Kalibo Bridge III touted as the longest bridge in Western Visayas that was opened last week and is expected to cut travel time of tourists going to the world-famous Boracay Island.

Six major road projects scheduled to be finished this year are expected to reduce traffic congestion on Metro Manila’s main highway, the Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the motorists in Nueva Ecija for this new bridge that makes travel safer!

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