THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Wednesday opened ramps 11 and 12, connecting Terminals 1, 2 and 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) to Cavitex and Skyway.

With this, Public Works Secretary Mark A. Villar noted the ramps are expected to shorten the travel time of motorists going to the airports.

“The opening of ramps 11 and 12 will cut travel time by at least 40 percent. Considering the flight cancellations due to Typhoon Nina and the expected number of passengers using our airports at the height of the holiday season, we want to make sure all possible opportunities are maximized to ease traffic flow,” he said in a statement. Villar said the ramps will complement the Naia Expressway Christmas Lane and the existing Naia expressway road network, linking Macapagal Boulevard and Pagcor Entertainment City to Naia Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and Skyway.

Earlier, the DPWH opened the Christmas Lane of Naia Expressway, which links Entertainment City and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard to Naia Terminal 3 and Skyway. Motorists who will be using the lane will not be charged any toll until January 21, 2017. The P20.45-billion Naia Expressway Project is a a four-lane, 12.65-kilometer elevated expressway (including ramps) and 2.22-kilometer at-grade road traversing Sales Avenue, Andrews Avenue, Parañaque River, MiaaRoad and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. Once completed, the multibillion-peso project is set 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. A total of 16 off-and-on ramps are being constructed along strategic locations at Villamor Air Base, Resorts World, Naia Terminal 3, Miaa Road, Imelda Avenue, Cavitex, Seaside Drive and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.

“By the first quarter of 2017, we hope to provide the public full access of Naia Expressway, including Runway Manila,” Villar said.

28 December 2016
By Philippine News Agency