DPWH will construct a children’s playground and underpass in Iloilo Esplanade as part of improvement in the Diversion road.
A children’s playground will rise at the 2,500 square-meter public land formerly encroached by Marina Restaurant along the Senator Benigno Aquino III Avenue.
City mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog suggested to transform the area into a children’s playground as an expansion of the Esplanade II as the Department of Public Works and Highways is currently finishing Esplanade II and slope protection works along the Iloilo River amounting to P33.9 million.
DPWH Reg. Dir. Eduardo Tayao assured the city mayor of the children’s playground project inclusion in the plan which also includes an underground pedestrian lane from the Esplanade going to the other side of the diversion road.
Tayao said the underground pedestrian lane 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.(Source: PNA)