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The Department of Public Works and Highways has revealed the plans and the path of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway Project following the agency's announcement that it is now inviting local and international construction companies to bid for it under the government's Public-Private Partnership program.

According to the DPWH, the NAIA Expressway Project "is a four-lane elevated expressway with a total length of 7.15km including ramps." The project will reportedly start at the existing Skyway and then follow the existing road alignments over Sales Avenue, Andrews Avenue, Domestic Road, and NAIA Road with entrance and exit ramps on Roxas Boulevard and Macapagal Boulevard, and at PAGCOR City.

Once it's completed, the project is expected to provide easier access to NAIA Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and will link not only to the Skyway but to the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway as well. It is also expected to link to the proposed elevated NLEX-SLEX Connector Road and to the Metro Manila Skyway extension to Araneta Avenue.

The DPWH also expects that the average travel time from the Skyway to the NAIA Terminal 1 of 24 minutes will be cut down to eight minutes "to provide great comfort to some 80,000 daily travelers."

Let's hope this thing becomes a reality.

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