DPWH: NAIA expressway construction to be completed as scheduled

By , on October 15, 2014

NAIA Terminal 3 (Wikipedia photo)
NAIA Terminal 3 (Wikipedia photo)

MANILA – The construction of the P15.9-billion Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Expressway will be completed as scheduled, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways.

The department also added that the schedule is expected to be reached according to plan as the contractor handling the project beefs up the construction activities.

In a report yesterday, DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson said that the project’s cumulative work accomplishment is projected at 10. 6 percent.

The figure was recorded since the construction of the said public private partnership (PPP) project started last January.

The implementation of the construction plan was divided in two phases: Phase II-A and Phase II-B for easier reference.

Phase II-A is located between Entertainment City and NAIA Terminals 1 and 2 while Phase II-B is from the Domestic Road to NAIA-3 at Sales Street.

To provide better access to the NAIA and the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) Entertainment City, the elevated toll road being constructed by SMC’s Optimal Infrastructure Development Inc. is scheduled for completion October next year.

Meanwhile, Singson asked motorists to start taking alternative routes in going to the main international gateway to avoid the impact of traffic congestion because of the ongoing NAIA expressway construction.

Motorists are then advised to consider EDSA and Roxas Boulevard as the traffic problems start rising on the boundaries of the cities of Pasay and Parañaque where the construction is ongoing.

“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,” Singson said.

“We hope the motorists and commuters will also plan their trips, be aware of the traffic conditions leading to airport, and take other route options,” he added.