A resolution was passed favorably endorsing the priority Bohol strategic road links identified by the Bohol Road Investments Board (BRIB) to the Regional Development Council (RDC) for support and further endorsement to the Department of Public Works and Highways for funding. This was made possible in a joint meeting of the Provincial Development Council Executive Committee (PDC-EXECOM) and the BRIB held on January 30, 2014 in Tagbilaran City.
The BRIB has strongly recommended priority strategic road links for investments in the province of Bohol, regardless of administrative classification or jurisdiction, which connects population to service facilities or connect production and tourism areas to markets and transshipment facilities as priorities for road investments. The BRIB-endorsed road links are as follows:
1. Balilihan – Hanopol – Batuan Road
2. Catigbian – Canmano Road
3. Jct. Jagna – Jct. Sierra Bullones Road
4. Loay Interior Road (LIR)
5. Jct. (LIR) Dat-an, Carmen – Sierra Bullones – Pilar – Alicia Road
6. Buenos Aires – Nueva Vida – Montehermoso Road
7. Hinawanan (Loay) – Concepcion – Jct. (Loboc-Sikatuna) Road
8. Cortes-Balilihan – Catigbian – Macaas (Tubigon) Road
9. Jct. TER Guindulman – Anda – Badiang Road
10. Badiang – Pangpang – Panas -Cogtong (Candijay) Road;
11. Cogtong -Poblacion Candijay Road
12. Poblacion Candijay-La Union Candijay Road (NR)
13. Jct. TER La Union (Candijay)-Poblacion (Mabini)-Cabulao
14. Cabulao (Mabini)-Union (Ubay)
15. Union (Ubay)-Poblacion (Ubay
Road rehabilitation and improvement is among the key projects in the Post-Great Bohol Rehabilitation Plan. This was presented by Governor Edgar Chatto to the RDC for assistance to enable Bohol to rise from the ravages of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the province in October 2013. He stated that roads development should provide interconnectivity of localities and easy access of people to goods and services to promote equitable opportunities and inclusive growth among Boholanos.
There are currently about 5,973 kilometers of roads in Bohol being maintained by the National, Provincial, Municipal, City and Barangay Governments, a significant portion of which requires improvement, upgrading and regular maintenance.