MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte -- The inventory of roads and bridges in this province concluded on Friday after three months of survey.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Southern Leyte District Engineering Office maintenance section chief Gideon Sacro said the inventory, which started February this year, had deployed 30 personnel from the maintenance, planning and construction sections.
They were grouped into two teams to check the condition of 298-kilometer highway, including 152 bridges.
“Basically, the annual inspection covered all the roads and bridges in the district as this is necessary for allocation of funds next year. We have to make sure that it being done in accordance with existing rules to maintain data integrity,” Sacro said.
The information gathered from the survey will be an input to the Road and Bridge Information Application (RBIA).
RBIA is an online system that will provide a new approach in maintaining data on the national road network, which will enable users who are connected to the Wide Area Network to receive rapid answers to almost any question related to the road inventory. (PNA)