To help ease traffic congestion in areas affected by the start of the construction of the Ninoy Aquino International (Naia) Expressway Project, the Pasay City government has deployed additional traffic enforcers.
Pasay City spokesman Jonathan Malaya said the Pasay Traffic and Parking Management Office (PTPMO) headed by Arturo Fortaleza has deployed at least 10 additional traffic enforcers in strategic areas affected by the construction of the project.
The additional enforcers, he added, will be manning traffic on Sales St., Sales Circle, Bgy. 183, R. Higgins St., Gate 2-Andrews Avenue, Aurora-Andrews Avenues, Domestic Road-Andrews Avenue and across the domestic airport.
Malaya said that these enforcers will augment those already deployed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto advised motorists and commuters to prepare for the expected traffic jam to avoid inconvenience and take alternative routes, whenever necessary.
“We appeal for our commuters and motorists to be more patient for after the completion of the project we will be spending less time traveling and increase productivity in the long run,” Calixto said.
Although the construction of the project will affect the city, he added that “the infrastructure projects will definitely bring forth more progress and development in Pasay City as more visitors and tourists will be able to travel in a shorter span of time.”
The Naia Expressway Project aims to connect Naia Terminals 1, 2 and 3 as well as link the Naia itself directly to the Skyway and to Cavitex in Parañaque City, Metro Manila.
The Department of Public Works and Highways has started constructing Phase II-A, from Macapagal Boulevard to Naia Terminals 1 and 2, and the construction is expected to last until March 2015.
Phase II-B connecting Domestic Airport Road to Naia Terminal 3 is expected to start on April 17.
With the completion of the Naia Expressway Phases II-A and II-B, a number of roads and streets adjoining the cities of Pasay and Parañaque will be widened to ease traffic flow.
These include Andrews Avenue, Macapagal Boulevard, Naia Road, Coastal Road-Cavitex and Imelda Avenue, which faces Naia Terminal I
Also, with the completion of the projects, a number of alternate routes will be offered to the public such as Macapagal Blvd., Airport Road and Aurora Blvd., in Pasay.