As the construction of the 7.15km Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway in Pasay and Paranaque hits full steam, the Department of Public Works and Highways is advising motorists to use EDSA and Roxas Boulevard when going to and from the airport.
The DPWH has issued the advisory as it anticipates that the expressway's construction will hamper the flow of traffic along Andrews Avenue, Domestic Road, MIA Road and Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard.
Work on the planned four-lane elevated expressway is reportedly at 10% and is being done in two phases, with Phase II-A between the planned PAGCOR Entertainment City and NAIA Terminals 1 and 2, and Phase II-B from Domestic Road to Terminal 3 on Sales Street where the NAIA Expressway will connect to the Skyway system.
Although DPWH secretary Rogelio Singson has advised project proponent San Miguel Corporation to manage the traffic situation along the road networks affected by the construction, he hopes that "motorists and commuters will also plan their trips, be aware of the traffic conditions leading to the airport, and take other route options."
The DPWH projects that around 80,000 travelers will benefit from the reduced travel time to the airport, which the NAIA Expressway hopes to provide once it opens as scheduled in October 2015.