Transportation and Mobility Sector

The Municipality of Kapatagan has a total of 139.28 kilometers of road which are classified into 24 kilometers or 17.23 percent are national road; 70.5 kilometers or 50.62 percent provincial road; 10 kilometers or 7.18 percent municipal road; and barangay road constituting to 24.97 percent or 34.78 kilometers. It has a total road network of 147.238 kilometers, gravel roads accounts for more than 33.83 percent of the total, earth roads for 95.474 percent and concrete for 17.934 percent.

There are also an existing 12 bridges serving the municipality of which five (5) are overpass concrete and the remaining seven (7) are box culverts.

 

Inventory of Roads, by System Classification and Road Surface, Year 2011

 Administrative Classification  Length (In Kms.) Width (In Meters) 0f Carriageway and Right of Way  Road Surface
Concrete Asphalt Gravel/ Macadam Earthfill
National 18 60 18 2.5
Provincial 33 60 33
City/Municipality 21 15 10
Barangay 187.5 10 105 87
Alley 0.300 3 0.300
Footpath 0.800 1.5 0.800

Source: Municipal Engineering Office, 2011

Communication Facilities  

There is a government postal system in locality serving not only Kapatagan but neighbouring towns as well. Cable TV service is provided by private provider in Lala town. There are also Globe and Smart cell sites located in the municipality. There is also a local newspaper circulating provincially and an FM-AM radio station serving the locality.

 

Irrigation System

Irrigation system in Kapatagan is mainly that of communally managed. In 2007 there were a total of 87 hectares that were being served by the three irrigation systems. These systems are located in Barangays Balili, Mahayahay and Waterfalls.

 

Classification of Irrigation Facilities, Year 2007

Name of System Location Service Area (hectares) Actual Area Irrigated (has.) Condition
Dry Wet
Balili CIS Brgy. Balili, Kapatagan 46 Non-functional-damaged by flood
Mahayahay CIS Brgy. Mahayaha, Kapatagan 8 5 8 Functional
Water Falls CIS Brgy. Water Falls, Kapatagan 33 33 33 Functional
Total 87 35 41

Source: National Irrigation Administration, 2007