DPWH: Expect more traffic as NAIA Expressway construction advances

DPWH: Expect more traffic as NAIA Expressway construction advances image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Brent Co | posted February 15, 2016 14:57

NAIA expressway project to cause more traffic as more construction begins

Getting to and from NAIA 3 and other places of interest in that area will get tougher as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) moves to Phase II of the NAIA Expressway Project.

Project contractor DMCI started test-pitting activities from Pier 1 to 18 last Saturday, February 13, in order connect Phase II to the existing Phase I structure.

Motorists with plans to drive to or thru the area are being advised to have traffic contingency measures and alternate routes planned in order to be able to deal with the delays the project will cause.

The Manila International Airport Authorities (MIAA) along with the DPWH and with approval from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), have already drawn up a traffic management plan that includes using 10th Street and 14th Street in Pasay City as additional routes for motorists headed to Sales Interchange from Andrews Avenue.

MIAA also adds that this traffic condition may persist in the coming weeks so passengers with upcoming flight schedules should make the necessary adjustments.

Personnel from the MMDA, Skyway O & M Corporation, Pasay Traffic Bureau, Barangay 183 Pasay, and Villamor Airbase are being tapped to assist in managing traffic especially at the rotunda of Domestic Road corner Andrews Avenue.