THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed four slope protection projects of various roads in the towns of Aklan province to ensure safety of the travelling public.

Secretary Mark A. Villar, said the retaining walls along Aklan West Road in Nabas and Malay are placed intermittently in areas where frequent erosion of soil occurs especially during rainy days.

The completed slope protection structures along Aklan West Road also include reblocking and upgrading of the two-lane road and construction of concrete-lined ditch, Villar added.

In his report to Villar, District Engineer Alejandro M. Ventilacion of Aklan District Engineering Office (DEO) said that the completed slope protection structures includes the 281.8-lineal meter reinforced concrete retaining wall along Aklan West Road in Nabas town; 85.4-lineal meter reinforced concrete on steel sheet pile footing along Aklan West Road in Malay town; 528.5-meter concrete slope protection along Tangalan-Ibajay Road; and 540.5-meter slope protection from Poblacion to Jawili Falls and and Ibajay Mangrove and Eco-park.

Funded under DPWH’s calamity fund, these projects along Aklan West Road will prevent the occurence of landslides and road slips along various sections particularly in Barangay Kabulihan in Malay experiences during he onslaught of Typhoon Falcon in July 2019.

The safety of motorists and local residents in these disaster-prone areas is now ensured with the completion of these slope protection structures.

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