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DPWH issues advisory on NAIA expressway, take alternate routes

DPWH issues advisory on NAIA expressway, take alternate routes image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Autoindustriya.com | posted October 14, 2014 17:21

Traffic-prone roads include Andrews Avenue, Domestic Road, MIA Road and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard

The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) recently announced EDSA and Roxas Boulevard as alternative routes that motorists can take to and from the airport as they have shifted to high gear in constructing the NAIA Expressway that is scheduled to open in October 2015. They advised motorists in taking the alternate routes as they are aware of the traffic that occur within the bounds of Pasay and Paranaque cities.

“As construction activities shift to high gear at NAIA Expressway, a 7.15 kilometer four (4) lane elevated expressway project under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Program, we anticipate that vehicular movement along the vicinity of Andrews Avenue, Domestic Road, MIA Road and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard will be affected by the on-going works,” said DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson.

Furthermore, Singson also stated that even though San Miguel Corporation through their infrastructure division Optimal Infrastructure Development Inc. will do their part in managing traffic along the affected roads, commuters and other motorists should plan their trips ahead and be aware of traffic conditions leading to the airport.

DPWH reports that the work accomplishment is at 10.6% with construction split into 2 phases; phase II-A between Entertainment City to NAIA Terminals 1 & 2 and phase II-B from Domestic Road to Terminal 3 at Sales Street.

When finished, it will provide better access to NAIA and PAGCOR Entertainment City. Moreover, the NAIA Expressway will also connect with Skyway and SLEX. DPWH also stated that about 80,000 travelers will benefit from the elevated road as it can cut time in arriving and leaving the airport.