Iloilo City border road close for a week

Published March 16, 2021, 8:16 AM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY—A road connecting Iloilo City and neighboring Pavia town has been temporarily closed as part of the ongoing construction of a P480-million flyover.

The girders (left) will be installed for the flyover at the junction of Iloilo City and Pavia, Iloilo province. The temporary road closure ends on Sunday, March 21. (Tara Yap/Manila Bulletin)

Jeck Conlu, chief of the Iloilo City government’s Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO), said workers will be installing the girders of the flyover at the junction of the Ungka II Circumferential Road.

The road is a major gateway for both public and private vehicles coming from towns in central Iloilo province and going to Iloilo City and vice versa.

The closure began Monday, March 15, and will last until Sunday, March 21.

The flyover is one of the two flyovers lobbied by Ilonggo Senator Franklin Drilon and undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The other is located at the junction of McArthur Highway that leads to the neighboring town of Leganes.

Drilon earlier said the two flyovers are designed to ease traffic congestion.

Meanwhile, PSTMO has issued an advisory for alternative routes for vehicles.