Eroded part of Transcentral Highway needs ‘realignment’
Part of the Transcentral Highway which caved in last December 29 during typhoon Seniang will need “realignment” to avoid the damaged portion.
Engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) proposed to open two new alignments in Balamban town which will be identified next week.
“It was found out that there is underground seepage in the damaged area,” said DPWH 7 Regional Director Ador Canlas.
Using the existing road portion in barangay Gaas, Balamban is dangerous because the soil will continue to erode, he said.
Landslides occur from time to time in the Transcentral Highway, a winding mountain road that connects Cebu City to the west coast in Balamban.
“Controlled traffic” still passes through one lane of the road, he said, as personnel from the DPWH and Balamban monitor the situation.
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