Road Widening Projects in the Second Congressional District in the Province of Sorsogon
Encinares, E.S., 2021. Road Widening Projects in the Second Congressional District in the Province of Sorsogon. United International Journal for Research & Technology (UIJRT), 2(5), pp.25-30.
This study assess the effects of road widening projects in the second congressional district in the province of Sorsogon Fiscal Year 2019. It specifically sought answer on the effects of road widening projects and the level of satisfaction of the respondents. Likewise, it also determined the problems encountered and the strategies employed by the DPWH to enhance the implementation of the road widening projects. The respondents are chosen purposively from the residents in the second congressional district of Sorsogon residing along Maharlika Highway who are directly affected by the road widening projects, and DPWH personnel. The study used descriptive survey method of research utilizing questionnaire checklist as the main instrument in gathering the data supplemented with structured interview to DPWH personnel. Based on the analysis of the data gathered, the following conclusion can be drawn: the effect to the respondents of the implementation of road widening projects along the identified variables vary from less affected to moderately affected. Also, the respondents are less satisfied about right of way acquisition and local employment, however they are moderately satisfied on road improvement. There are problems encountered by the respondents in the implementation of the road widening projects. Strategies were employed by DPWH to enhance the implementation of road widening projects. The proposed action plan to improve the implementation of road widening projects can be adopted. The study recommends DPWH must constantly conduct consultation to the affected stakeholders prior to commencement of project in the community and must identified and resolved the road right of way problem prior to project implementation. Also, the DPWH may provide solution to address the problems encountered during implementation of road widening. Likewise, the DPWH may have to evaluate the strategies employed to ensure the effectiveness and keep them aligned with the policies and guidelines. Furthermore, the future researcher may concentrate on the effects of road widening or any projects on the environment.
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