MANILA –Good news for commuters to and from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 as the 220-meter pedestrian link bridge known as Runway Manila will be completed during the first half of 2017.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Department of Transportation (DOTr) visited on Thursday the construction site of the PHP1.9B pedestrian bridge directly connecting Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 (T3) with Newport City.
“Due to open in April 2017, RunWay Manila, the country’s first pedestrian bridge with walkalators will allow the average person to walk the distance between the airport and Newport City in less than 10 minutes,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said.
“RunWay Manila is designed to accommodate up to 2,000 persons at any time, or up to 216,000 individuals per day,”
RunWay Manila will be an enclosed, air-conditioned bridge, with pedestrian-friendly facilities such as moving walkways and elevators.
“NAIA T3 has the capacity to handle 13M international passengers annually. We expect the iconic bridge to further ease the traffic congestion in the airport. The bridge is for the benefit and free use of the public, particularly tourists, who may want secure and convenient alternatives to reach various parts of the metropolis,” DOTR Secretary Art Tugade noted.
“We are pleased with the progress we’ve had on RunWay Manila’s construction. With the support of the government, we are getting closer to delivering this great convenience to the public,” Stephen Reilly, Chief Operating Officer of Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc., said.
The project is financed by Travellers International Hotel Group Inc. as part of the government’s Public Private Partnership.