MAASIN CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte district engineering office has started the installation of kilometer posts along major highways in the province to improve road navigation for drivers and motorists.
“The installation of kilometer posts is a significant step towards improving road safety and efficiency. With the kilometer posts in place, drivers can easily determine their location and plan their routes accordingly. This will also help emergency responders to quickly locate accidents or incidents, potentially saving lives,” said District Engineer Manolo Rojas.
A kilometer post is a marker placed along a road or highway to indicate the distance from a specific starting point, usually from the beginning or end of the road. The kilometer post typically includes the distance in kilometers, and may also include directional information, road numbers, and other information relevant to the road.
They are usually spaced at regular intervals, such as every kilometer, and may be placed on the side of the road, on a median, or in the center of a roundabout.
The kilometer posts also help in calculating distances, planning and development of road networks, identifying areas that need maintenance or repair, and providing critical information for road safety and tourist information.