Sunday, March 04, 2012

Cotabato : Best Road Construction Method

After finished with my lunch at Sariling Atin restaurant, I then waited at the nearby shed, get refuge from scorching heat on that day. Thinking over where to head back home, may either be in going back to Carmen, Cotabato or taking the long trip to Davao via BUDA (Bukidnon-Davao National Highway). 

When I spotted a Toyota Grandia Aircon Passenger Van with a signboard Davao City, I waved and got inside without reservation. My destination is to peek on the places in going home via Davao City. And one of the things that interests me to take some photos is this national road along Amas, Kidapawan City, near from the gate of the Provincial Capitol Compound, seemed to be the best construction method, I've ever seen here.

Method in the sense that they were using a construction equipment called the Concrete Road Paver. The function of concrete road paver is to have an even and smooth concrete pavement surface, which is far better than the manual or human paver.

Just lately, before writing this post, my classmate Engr. Eric Tolentino, an employee of DPWH Region 10, based in Cagayan de Oro,  discussed to me about the function and the price of the concrete paver, which costs to  P18 million pesos to date. Just recently, this equipment was also being used to repair  the National Highway in Alae, Cagayan de Oro City.

Another thing that I have observed when I traversed this route was the four laned road wherein all vehicles can pass in the outer lane while the two inner lanes are under construction. This method is a recommended one since traffic build-up can then be regulated or managed well.
Wider lanes especially National Highway is also very helpful to motorists during traffic build-up, because exiting from the urban centers in times of disaster, would be easier and faster. On the other hand, we could go home faster, earlier and will have our dinner on time.    

Therefore, town planning is very critical especially road networks. If it is not well planned, it will just create problem when time comes, once urban centers become overly populated.

You might like also my previous stops to have a glance of other places: 
[This is my 8th STOP of My Cotabato Travel Chronicles]

You might like the other STOPS of My Cotabato Travel Chronicles
2nd Stop : Cotabato : Cross-roads and Intersection

2 Con Tour Passers by:

  1. I left Kidapawan last January 24, 2012, naa diay construction sa may Amas.

  2. This was taken last October of 2011,marco. maybe when you visited your hometown, the construction already finished.


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