MANILA, Philippines – Two additional entry ramps have been opened on the new Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) expressway, connecting the country’s main airport to major highways in the capital
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar on Wednesday, December 28, announced the opening of NAIA Expressway Ramps 11 and 12, which connect the expressway to Cavitex.
The ramps also complement the NAIA Expressway Christmas Lane and the existing NAIA expressway road network, which already connects Macapagal Boulevard and Pagcor Entertainment City to NAIA Terminals 1, 2, and 3 and the Skyway.
“The opening of ramps 11 and 12 will cut travel time by at least 40%. Considering the flight cancellations due to Typhoon Nina and the expected number of passengers using our airports at the height of the holiday season, we want to make sure that all possible opportunities are maximized to ease traffic flow,” Villar said.
“By the first quarter of 2017, we hope to provide the public full access of NAIA Expressway, including Runway Manila,” Villar added while noting that the current 24/7 work schedule will be maintained.
The P20.45-billion NAIA Expressway Project is a 4-lane, 12.65-kilometer elevated expressway (including ramps) and 2.22-kilometer at-grade road traversing Sales Avenue, Andrews Avenue, Parañaque River, MIAA Road and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.
When fully completed the project is expected to provide easy access to and from NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 and will interface with the South Luzon Expressway through the Sales Interchange, the Manila Cavite Toll Expressway, and Macapagal Boulevard.
A total of 16 off and on ramps are being constructed along strategic locations at Villamor Airbase, Resorts World, Naia Terminal 3, MIAA Road, Imelda Avenue, Cavitex, Seaside Drive and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. – Rappler.com