Motorists from Jaro, Iloilo City bound for Santa Barbara town may take the road traversing Barangay Quintin Salas, Jaro-Tacas, Jaro-Barangay Pagsangaan, Pavia; Tigum, Pavia-Barangay Cabugao, Santa Barbara-Barangay Agutayan, Santa Barbara-Taft Street, Santa Barbara- Rizal Street, Santa Barbara. Then the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic came in, lamented Gustilo, further delaying the March start of construction. “Ang DPWH nagapangayo gid pasensya. Ini nga project para man sa aton,” said Gustilo. One lane on each side of the highway would remain open to traffic. “We have to move quickly to solve this traffic congestion which irks drivers, commuters and tourists. We must prevent being compared to Metro Manila and Cebu City in terms of the gravity of traffic. It will not be good for the image of the city that we have worked hard on for several years,” said Drilon./PN Aside from the Aganan and Ungka 2 flyovers, has also started work on the Buhang flyover in Barangay Buhang, Jaro, Iloilo City along Iloilo Circumferential Road crossing Iloilo-Capiz Road (new route). The other is the Jiba-aon flyover along the Iloilo Circumferential Road crossing Mandurriao-San Miguel Road in Mandurriao district of Iloilo City. Construction of the P560-million four-lane Aganan flyover starts on Monday, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 6. ILOILO City – The public is being alerted in advance about possible traffic congestion in Barangay Aganan, Pavia, Iloilo beginning July 6. DPWH is erecting a total of four flyovers to ease traffic congestion in Iloilo City and immediate environs. Motorists from Barangay Cabugao Sur, Pavia (Carlitos) bound for Jaro/Leganes, Iloilo may pass through Evangelista Street, Pavia-Anilao-Pagsangaan Road-Barangay Tacas, Jaro. The contractor is International Builders Corp., the same construction company currently working on the P480-million 453.70-meter flyover in Barangay Ungka 2, also in Pavia. Motorists from the Iloilo Airport bound for Mandurriao and Molo (Iloilo City) or Oton, Iloilo may take the Bangga Dama, Santa Barbara-Bangga San Jose, San Miguel-Aleosan Road. “Also, we have identified alternative routes,” said Gustilo. The Aganan flyover would be 436.90 meters long including the protection approaches and right of way. “Nakabutang na kami board-up didto,” said Engineer Mavi Gustilo, project engineer. Motorists from Bangga Singko, Pavia and Barangay Cabugao Sur, Pavia (Carlitos) bound for Mandurriao, Molo or Oton, may take the Bangga Singko, Pavia-Barangay Pandac, Pavia-Aleosan Road. DPWH-6 already coordinated with the local government of Pavia for the management of traffic in the area, said Gustilo. Ilonggo senator Franklin Drilon lobbied for these flyovers. Construction was originally scheduled to start in January this year, according to Gustilo, but several concerns were addressed first such as clearing the electrical wires and poles of Iloilo Electric Cooperative. At least 10 traffic enforcers would be directing the flow of vehicles. Two lanes on each side of the six-lane national highway in Barangay Aganan would be closed. The construction period is 24 months.
Team Civil Defence further raised their level on the final day, winning the reverse singles, the men’s doubles and the mixed doubles to close the Tie 6-1.In Ilorin, Team Goshen playing at the Kwara State Stadium were routed by Team Lead Way from Lagos which took an unassailable 4-0 lead on Saturday and finished off with the three points on offer on Sunday.Umoru Balami of Lead Way beat Wale Babalola of Goshen 6-4, 6-2 in the opening match while Monday Igbinovia defeated Tosho Yusuf 6-2, 6-0 in the second match. Ronke Akingbade ranked No.5 followed with a a 6-0, 6-0 demolition of Rachel Adunoye in the Ladies singles.The stiffest resistance from Team Goshen came in the men’s doubles where Niyi Ibiwoye and Layi Ifarinde pushed the pair of Igbinovia and Etim Ekanem but finally succumbed 6-4, 6-4.Team Goshen and Team Hope have now lost two out of the four Ties they are expected to play in the White Group while Teams Kalotari, FCT and Civil Defence have a point each.Two ties are scheduled for this weekend in Onitsha and Port Harcourt.Team Anambra, reinforced with Clifford Enosoregbe and Michael Chima, will be hosting Team Offikwu from Kaduna which has National No. 2 Sylvester Emmanuel and women’s No. 3 Aanu Aiyegbusi, at the Onitsha Sports Club In the Blue Group.In a White Group Tie, Team Kalotari of Port Harcourt, parading Nonso Madueke, Sunday Maku and Patience Onebamhoin, will be hosting Team FCT which has former national champion Thomas Otu, Emmanuel Sunday and Osaremen Airhunwhunde in their fold at the Port Harcourt club.At the end of the round robin phase, the top two teams from each group qualify for the semifinal.The NCC Tennis League is offering a total prize money of N17 million with the winning team taking home N7 million, runner-up N5 million, third place N3 million and the fourth place N2 million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NCC TENNISTeam Civil Defence, runner-up in the maiden edition of the NCC Tennis League last year, have started this year’s edition on a winning note by beating Team Hope in Asaba.The star- studded Civil Defence team looked vunerable on the opening day when Team Hope’s No.1 player, Ikechukwu Iloputa upset former national champion Shehu Lawal 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 in the first men’s singles match but Babalola Abdulmumuni, also a former national champion leveled scores with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Paul Emmanuel. Christie Agugbom easily beat Abies Amadasun in the ladies singles 6-1, 3-2 rtd to give the Civil Defence a 2-1 lead.