The Iloilo River North Bank Road (“Iloilo Sunset Boulevard”) is another path towards a sustainable and greener Iloilo.
This new road aims not just to help decongest traffic, but also to help promote tourism. This P1.4-B project is one of the initiatives of Senator Franklin Drilon in pushing the city and province towards progress.
The First Look
Last March 6, 2021, UrbanScape Philippines – Iloilo, a local Facebook group, has shared photos of the first looks of the project courtesy of Aye Gavan.
Location of Sunset Boulevard
Carpenter’s Bridge & Megaworld Blvd Southpoint to Emerald Estates, Oton
Length is 5.22 kilometers.
In a post published by peoplesdomain.net, it was mentioned that Iloilo Sunset Boulevard has become known as the Iloilo River Esplanade sunset, but it will be formally established soon as a popular attraction that will be offered by the Iloilo River North Avenue (“IRNA”) project once completed.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Iloilo Sunset Boulevard was a success last April 25, 2022.
The ceremony took place at Brgy. Sooc, Arevalo, Iloilo City and led by Senator Franklin Drilon together with Department of Public Works and Highways (“DPWH”) Region 6 Director Engr. Tiburcio Canlas, Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. and Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas.
According to DPWH Region 6 Director Canlas, the aim of the project is to decongest the heavy traffic from the city going to southern municipalities of Iloilo and vice versa.
This project has a budget of P1.99 billion pesos which is subdivided into two phases, including the development of the 4.951-kilometer road from Tabucan, Mandurriao, Iloilo City going to Cagbang, Oton, Iloilo.
This is a developing feature.