A road slip protection project is now underway at Sitio Cabula, Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City.

The formal groundbreaking for the contracted amount of P17.608 million was held last week led by 1st Dist. Cong. Benjo Benaldo, City Vice Mayor Ian Acenas and officials from the DPWH. The project is targeted for completion by November 17, 2011.

The project aims to protect this road section from further slips. Ongoing erosion due to the steep slopes, unstable soils, lack of vegetation and high rainfall has made this section vulnerable to slips. While there is still a possibility of further slips occurring, this project will prevent it from happening. Still, DPWH will closely monitor the area particularly in periods of heavy rain.

Draped reinforced mesh is one of the simplest ways to reduce rockfall hazards. The mesh curtain is designed to guide slippage material to the foot of the slope and away from the road. It is also designed to allow rocks and debris to be easily removed. 

Tourists for the city’s whitewater rafting always pass this area.

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