Like any growing city, constant progress means there will be an increase in population, as well as traffic flow. Unfortunately this will some times result in traffic congestion which can hinder (or slow) a city’s progress. One such city that is experiencing this right now is Iloilo City.
Soon, however, traffic congestion in the city is expected to ease as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is working on making two new flyovers. To be called the Jibao-an and the Buhang Flyovers, both will measure 300-linear meters, and will shorten travel time as well as lessen traffic buildup along the busy thoroughfares of Iloilo City.
According to DPWH Iloilo City District Engineer Rodney Gustilo, they are currently conducting consultation activities with stakeholders for the construction of the two flyovers. This serves as an opportunity to address issues and concerns from various communities and utility companies that might be affected by the construction of the proposed flyovers.
When officially approved, Jibao-an Flyover will be built along the Iloilo Circumferential Road and will cross the Mandurriao-San Miguel Road in Mandurriao District. Buhang Flyover, on the other hand, will also be constructed along the Iloilo Circumferential Road but will cross the Iloilo-Capiz Road in Jaro District.
A total of PhP 106 million will be needed to construct the flyovers in Iloilo City. Should both be completed in the not so distant future, motorists might soon be able to get to their destinations in a shorter amount of time.