Manila — Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced the opening of the NAIA Expressway Ramps 11 and 12 today, which will connect NAIA Terminals 1, 2 and 3 to Cavitex and Skyway.
Ramps 11 and 12 is expected to complement the NAIA Expressway Christmas Lane and the existing NAIA expressway road network, which already connected Macapagal Boulevard and Pagcor Entertainment City to NAIA Terminals 1, 2, and 3 and Skyway.
“The opening of ramps 11 and 12 will cut travel time by at least 40%. 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 that all possible opportunities are maximized to ease traffic flow,” Villar said.
“Meeting our project timeline is a commitment to the public. We will maintain 24/7 operations until the project is completed,” he added.
Recently, DPWH announced the opening of Christmas Lane of NAIA Expressway which links Entertainment City and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard to NAIA 3 and Skyway. It will be free from toll fee until January 21, 2016.
The P20.45-billion NAIA Expressway Project is a four-lane, 12.65-kilometer elevated expressway (including ramps) and 2.22-kilometer at-grade road traversing Sales Avenue, Andrews Avenue, Parañaque River, MIAA Road and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.
When all phases are completed, 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.
A total of 16 off and on ramps are being constructed along strategic locations at Villamor Airbase, Resorts World, Naia Terminal 3, MIAA Road, Imelda Avenue, Cavitex, Seaside Drive and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.
“By first quarter of 2017, we hope to provide the public full access of NAIA Expressway, including Runway Manila,” Villar said.