Playground to rise at Esplanade-A A +A
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
A PLAYGROUND will soon rise at the diversion road formerly encroached by Marina Marina Restaurant along Senator Benigno Aquino III Avenue in Iloilo City.
The 2,500 square meters public land will be an expansion of Esplanade II while the project and slope protection works along the Iloilo River amounting to P33.9 million is being completed.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Director Eduardo Tayao assured to include the project suggested by Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog in their plan.
An underground pedestrian lane is also set to be constructed from the Esplanade going to the other side of the diversion road.
Tayao said it is expected to be finished in time for the completion of the widening and improvement of two road projects along the diversion road by end of December 2013.
The road project at the diversion road is divided into two phases. One is the widening from Iloilo Bridge to Tabucan, San Rafael Road by contractor GEO Transport with an allocation of P96 million.
The other one is the road widening project from Tabucan, San Rafael to Jalandoni St. in Jaro district with an allocation of P88.59 million by contractor F. Gurrea Construction.