First phase of New Clark City to Clark Airport access road completed

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The P3.70-billion first phase of the 19.83-kilometer, six-lane road project connecting New Clark City (NCC) to Clark International Airport has been completed.

Delivery of this 5.33-kilometer segment of the Clark International Airport to NCC Access Road project will provide faster and easier access to the gateway’s new passenger terminal – a cornerstone of the administration’s Build Build Build program. Part of the project’s first phase is the iconic 900-meter bridge crossing the Sacobia River in Bamban, Tarlac.

The entire Access Road project will reduce travel time from New Clark City to other districts of Clark from 45 minutes to about 15 minutes.

“The pandemic should be fought across all fronts. Advancing infrastructure projects is one way to bounce back. We are fulfilling our commitment to deliver key infrastructure projects as these will help the Philippine economy get back on its feet and propel growth,” said Atty. Aristotle B. Batuhan, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) officer-in-charge president and chief executive officer.

Phase 1 of Clark International Airport to NCC Access Road was completed as of end-2021. The target completion of the entire Php 8.2-billion Clark International Airport to NCC Access Road is scheduled by the second quarter of 2022 and is being funded through the General Appropriations Act (GAA). The implementation of the project is divided into three phases.

The Php 2.72-billion second phase, or the Aranguren-Dapdap section, consists of an 8.80-kilometer, six-lane road. It is 62.16% constructed as of end-2021 and expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2022.

The Php 1.86-billion Phase 3, or the Dapdap-Calumpang section, consists of a 5.70-kilometer, six-lane road. It is 31.03% constructed as of end-2021 and is targeted for completion by the second quarter of this year.

Both Phase 2 and 3 feature bike and pedestrian lanes, roadway lighting and linear parks.

Motorists will be able to use the access road upon completion of all three phases.

Clark has become a centerpiece of the Duterte administration’s Build Build Build program. Transforming Clark is part of the economic team’s strategy to develop alternative growth areas outside Metro Manila. Its development is expected to attract more investments and spur inclusive economic growth.