Good news for air travelers in Iloilo City! Access to Iloilo International Airport will become faster thanks to a newly topped out flyover connected to the city’s airline.

The road, finished just this Monday (April 25), will slash the usual travel time to the airport by more than half and is set to open soon.

“This is expected to cut travel time from Iloilo City to Iloilo International Airport in Sta. Barbara-Cabatuan towns and vice-versa from the usual 45 minutes to only 20 minutes,” the Iloilo City government said in a Facebook post.

The 453.70-meter flyover is part of a bigger project set for Metro Iloilo, consisting of four flyovers with a total cost of P1.2 billion. The project officially commenced in January of 2020. Metro Iloilo spans Iloilo City, the neighboring towns of Pavia, Oton, Leganes, Santa Barbara, Cabatuan, San Miguel, and the neighboring island province of Guimaras.

Apart from this road project, the local government of Iloilo also announced the beginning of construction for the River North Bank Road, which is expected to help decongest traffic between the city and southern towns of Iloilo province. According to the Department of Public Works and Highways-Western Visayas regional office, the five-kilometer pathway, which will also be called the Iloilo Sunset Boulevard, will cost about P751.57 million.

It will traverse Barangay Tabucan in Iloilo City’s Mandurriao district and Barangay Cagbang in Oton town.

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas the road project will be equipped with walkways and bike lanes to accommodate alternative transport.

“This project aims for a sustainable and greener Iloilo. Its completion will boost further development in the city in the fields of tourism, economy and infrastructure,” the city government said.

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Image credit: Iloilo City Government’s Official Facebook Page