- The first phase of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway (NAIAX) was announced to open soon on September
- DPWH Secretary Mark Villarin said that as soon as the road project is fully completed, it will lessen traffic congestion at the airport vicinity
- The expressway is expected to reduce ravel time from 24.3 minutes to 8.2 minutes
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced that the first phase of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway (NAIAX) will soon open on the third month of September.
According to DPWH, travel time will be faster around the NAIA complex as soon as the NAIA Expressway Phase II gets completed. The second phase will serve as the connection of the airport terminals to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx), Cavite Expressway, and Macapagal Boulevard.
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The first section of the NAIA Expressway will ease transportation since it will connect NAIA Terminal 1 to Macapagal Avenue and PAGCOR’s Entertainment City. On the other hand, the second section, which is expected to be finished by the end of the year will connect NAIA Terminals 1 and 3 to SLEx.
Further, the opening of the second section is expected to lessen the traffic at the domestic and international airport complex in Pasay City.
‘Passenger traffic at NAIA has an average annual growth rate of 9.5%. The cost of congestion per day in Metro Manila is P2.4 billion ($51.65 million). We are keen on ensuring that the chronic traffic congestion at the vicinity of the airport is solved almost immediately,’ said Public Works Secretary Mark Villar.
The toll fee is estimated to cost around PHP 35 to 45 for the whole stretch which consists of 16 ramps and four toll plazas.
DPWH promises that the expressway will reduce average travel time from approximately 24.3 minutes to 8.2 minutes between Skyway/SLEx and NAIA Terminal 1. Moreover, 80,000 travelers each day will benefit from the project.
The entire project was approved in 2012 and was awarded to San Miguel Corporation through its subsidiary and concession firm Vertex Tollways Development Inc. it was supposed to be completed in time for the APEC Summit last 2015, however there were issues that stopped the completion of the PHP 17.9 billion road project. – Kami Media
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