THE P20.45-billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport elevated expressway is now open to vehicles which is expected to reduce traffic during rush hours in the Naia and Pasay area, the Department of Public Works and Highways said.
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and Transportation Secretary Arturo Tugade led the opening of the 12.65-kilometer expressway project that will connect Entertainment City and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard to Naia Terminal 3 and Skyway.
“This is expected to complement the first phase of the project, which connected Macapagal and Pagcor Entertainment City in Pasay City to Naia Terminals 1 and 2 in Parañaque City,” Villar said.
“This project would effectively improve traffic flow in the area and will cut travel time by at least 40 percent, that is why we wanted to open this lane in time for Christmas,” Villar said.
“We are committed to finishing the second section of the project, which would provide easier access to the South Luzon Expressway. We will maintain 24/7 operations until the project is completed,” he added.
The construction of the elevated expressway includes ramps and 2.22-kilometer upgraded road from Sales Avenue, Andrews Avenue, Parañaque River, Miaa Road and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.
The Naia Expressway 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 Sales Interchange, Manila Cavite Toll Expressway and Macapagal Boulevard.