Prov’l board wants DPWH central office to assess Iloilo flyovers

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The Iloilo Provincial Board asked the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) central office to intervene in the vertical displacement of the P680-million flyover in Barangay Ungka II, Pavia town.

The Provincial Board adopted the joint committee report of the committees on infrastructure, transportation, communication, and public utilities on the complaints relative to the Ungka flyover during its November 22 regular session and passed four resolutions on the subject.

One resolution requests that the Bureau of Design, which is part of the DPWH central office, come up with an ideal design that takes into account all geological circumstances, as well as personally visit and assess the three other flyovers being built – the Buhang and Jibao-an flyovers in Iloilo City, and the Aganan flyover in Pavia – to ensure integrity and safety. (

Other resolutions passed, based on joint committee recommendations, sought the following:

-to request DPWH Regional Office 6 and contractor International Builders Corporation to hire consultants from Semirara Mining and Power Corporation to give insights and recommendations on the vertical displacement of the Ungka flyover and to employ a third equipment for jet grouting of the flyover;

-to direct DPWH Regional Office 6 to submit to the committee on infrastructure of the Iloilo SP a regular report on the progress of the project; and

-to request the Iloilo City Public Safety and Transportation Management Office and the Pavia Traffic Management Office to regularly meet to address the rerouting and the management of the traffic in the area, as well as to provide tarpaulins as a warning device.

The Ungka flyover was closed on September 18 owing to vertical displacement just two weeks after it was opened to traffic.