Friday, 13 February 2009

DPWH announces completion of flyover linking SLEX and NAIA

Positive News Media

MANILA, Feb. 13 (PNA) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced the completion of the P2.7 billion expressway connecting the South Luzon Expressway and Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA 3).

Undersecretary Ramon Aquino said the Naia Expressway project is one of the most modern infrastructure projects of the government as it involves the construction of flyover linking the SLEX to NAIA Terminal 3.

The construction of the project, which is divided into four packages started in October 2003, includes the on-grade improvement of Sales (Nichols) Interchange; ramps that will connect the International Passenger Terminal 3 to the Skyway traffic coming from the Makati Business Center and Alabang; and the viaduct and ramp traversing Sales Street that provides connection between the said ramps and Terminal 3 at strategic point along Andrews Avenue.

“This project will surely boost tourism and economic activities as travel to and from the country’s premier airport through the overhead highway will avoid perennial traffic jams in areas in cities of Paranaque and Pasay ,” he said.

Package 1 (P180 million) includes the construction of Bridge 1 connecting Sales Road across South Luzon tollways, Bridge 2 connecting North Bound down Ramp from Bridge 1, and Bridge 3 linking Sales Road under Maricaban Creek.

Aquino said Package 2 (P915.28 million) involves the construction of Ramp 1: off-ramp from Skyway, South Bound to Naia 3, and Ramp 4: off-ramp from Skyway, North Bound to Naia 3.

Package 3 (P721.65 million), meanwhile consists of Ramp 2: on-ramp from Naia 3 to Skyway, South Bound; and Ramp 3: on-ramp from Naia 3 to Skyway, North Bound while the fourth package was the construction of viaduct, down ramp and road improvement.

The project will eventually link up to Roxas Boulevard and to the Cavite coastal road and the booming Manila Bay reclamation area. (PNA)

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