Isabela’s Daang Maharlika Portions Rehab Completed
The road rehabilitation program for the 16.7-kilometer intermittent portions of Daang Maharlika from the municipality of Cabagan going to San Pablo, Isabela, in Region 2 has been completed.
In his report to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations and Technical Services Emil Sadain said that the road reblocking and repair project of the main road in Isabela is part of the Road Upgrading and Preservation Projects (RUPP) funded by a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
“A year of road rehabilitation has covered Portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP) reblocking of Daang Maharlika’s intermittent sections that needed urgent repair,” said Undersecretary Sadain.
Sadain claimed that the covered stretch of Daang Maharlika is among the busiest thoroughfares in Isabela and is the main access of motorists going to and from Tuguegarao City and further up north.
A 280-millimeter thick PCCP reblocking, including shoulder reformation with reflectorized thermoplastic pavement markings component was implemented at the intermittent section.
The road rehabilitation in Isabela was carried out from March 2018 until March 2019 and is under the jurisdiction of the Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Roads Management Cluster (Bilateral) headed by Project Director Virgilio Castillo.