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At present, the Fort Bonifacio/Taguig portion is named Lawton Avenue. In Pasay, the longest portion has been renamed to Andrews Avenue, in honor of Colonel Edwin Dudley Buencamino Andrews, the first Filipino post-war [[Philippine Air Force|PAF]] Commander who lost his life when the ‘Lili Marlene’, a [[Douglas C-47 Skytrain|C-47]] transport plane carrying him and 16 others crashed in [[Mount Makaturing|Mt. Makaturing]], Lanao province in [[Mindanao]] on May 18, 1947.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://opinion.inquirer.net/54299/we-serve-the-nation-not-individuals|title=”We serve the nation, not individuals”|access-date=January 6, 2024}}</ref>

At present, the Fort Bonifacio/Taguig portion is named Lawton Avenue. In Pasay, the longest portion has been renamed to Andrews Avenue, in honor of Colonel Edwin Dudley Buencamino Andrews, the first Filipino post-war [[Philippine Air Force|PAF]] Commander who lost his life when the ‘Lili Marlene’, a [[Douglas C-47 Skytrain|C-47]] transport plane carrying him and 16 others crashed in [[Mount Makaturing|Mt. Makaturing]], Lanao province in [[Mindanao]] on May 18, 1947.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://opinion.inquirer.net/54299/we-serve-the-nation-not-individuals|title=”We serve the nation, not individuals”|access-date=January 6, 2024}}</ref>

On April 14, 2024, a [[sinkhole]] formed along Sales Road near Villamor Air Base Gate 3, forcing the temporary closure of its two innermost eastbound lanes. It was originally a pothole that had developed into an estimated {{Convert|3|m|ft|sp=us|abbr=on}} wide and {{Convert|3|m|ft|sp=us|abbr=on}} deep sinkhole.<ref>{{Cite news |last=Ong |first=Ghio |date=April 15, 2024 |title=”Sinkhole” forms along Pasay road |url=https://www.philstar.com/nation/2024/04/15/2347689/sinkhole-forms-along-pasay-road |access-date=April 16, 2024 |work=[[The Philippine Star]]}}</ref> On April 15, [[Maynilad Water Services]] reported that the sinkhole likely formed when the soil beneath was drenched by a water leak originating from its secondary pipeline. Maynilad is currently investigating the cause of the damage, believing that it had “sustained an external hit likely from third parties”.<ref>{{Cite news |last=Argosino |first=Faith |date=April 15, 2024 |title=Sinkhole along Sales Road traced to water leak; probe underway |url=https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1930035/fwd-maynilad-on-sinkhole-along-sales-road |access-date=April 16, 2024 |work=[[Philippine Daily Inquirer]]}}</ref> SMC Infrastructure is also currently investigating whether the sinkhole and the leak have compromised the integrity of the NAIA Expressway located above the road.<ref>{{Cite news |last=Yu |first=Lance Spencer |date=April 15, 2024 |title=Sinkhole near Villamor Air Base causes partial closure of Sales Road in Pasay |url=https://www.rappler.com/business/sinkhole-near-villamor-air-base-partial-closure-sales-road-pasay/ |access-date=April 16, 2024 |work=[[Rappler]]}}</ref>

==Points of interest==

==Points of interest==

Latest revision as of 07:06, 16 April 2024
Road in the Philippines

Andrews Avenue (formerly and still commonly known as Nichols Road) is a major east-west thoroughfare in Metro Manila, Philippines that functions as a metropolitan linkage between Pasay and Taguig.[2] It runs underneath the NAIA Expressway almost parallel to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) to the north connecting Roxas Boulevard and Domestic Road near Bay City with South Luzon Expressway near Newport City. It has an arterial extension continuing 3.4 kilometers (2.1 mi) northeast to 5th Avenue and McKinley Road in Bonifacio Global City known as Lawton Avenue.
Andrews Avenue also serves as the main feeder to Ninoy Aquino International Airport from the east and west and is the main access road to Newport World Resorts (formerly Resorts World Manila).

Route description[edit]
Andrews Avenue follows the old route of Nichols Road in Pasay and is split into three sections.

Sales Road section with the elevated Phase 1 of NAIA Expressway near Villamor Air Base (pictured in 2014), prior to the construction of the Phase 2 of NAIA Expressway
Sales Road
At its eastern terminus, the route begins as Sales Road at the Sales Interchange with the South Luzon Expressway. It is a continuation of Lawton Avenue from Fort Bonifacio via the Sales Bridge and a roundabout. It runs for approximately 900 meters (3,000 ft) as it heads southwesterly across the Villamor Air Base and Villamor Golf Course toward Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. This section ends with another roundabout beneath the NAIA Expressway’s off-ramp just before the road makes a sharp bend to the west.

Andrews Avenue
The main section of Andrews Avenue is an eight-lane divided arterial that runs along the northern perimeter of the airport. From the roundabout across from the Philippine Air Force Aerospace Museum, the avenue continues along the southern side of Newport City, a mixed-use development facing the NAIA Terminal 3. It passes the integrated resort complex of Newport World Resorts, the Star Cruises Centre and the Shrine of St. Therese before reaching a large roundabout, which used to have a prominent “egg structure” in the middle until 2015, called Circulo del Mundo.[3] Access to the airport terminal is via this roundabout which also serves as a boundary between Newport and the older barangays of Pasay. From the former Circulo down to the intersection with Domestic Road, the avenue is lined with airline offices and maintenance facilities including Philippine Airlines, as well as a few barangays in between. The Manila Light Rail Transit facilities are also located in this intersection before the avenue becomes known as Airport Road.

Airport Road
West of Domestic Road and a small creek called Estero de Tripa de Gallina, the road enters the Baclaran area of Parañaque. The road narrows into a four-lane undivided road carrying one-way westbound traffic. The road meets its western terminus at Roxas Boulevard.

History[edit]
Andrews Avenue in Newport City area looking north, prior to the construction of the elevated NAIA Expressway, 2011
The avenue was formerly called Nichols Field Road,[4] later shortened to Nichols Road, after the US air base in Pasay which it served. Nichols Field, in turn, was named after Captain Henry E. Nichols, a US Navy commander of monitor ship USS Monadnock during the Philippine–American War.[5][6] The air base was built in 1912[7] and the road to Fort McKinley (now Fort Bonifacio) and to Dewey Boulevard (now Roxas Boulevard) was constructed shortly thereafter. The whole stretch from Dewey to Fort McKinley was named Nichols Road.[8]
At present, the Fort Bonifacio/Taguig portion is named Lawton Avenue. In Pasay, the longest portion has been renamed to Andrews Avenue, in honor of Colonel Edwin Dudley Buencamino Andrews, the first Filipino post-war PAF Commander who lost his life when the ‘Lili Marlene’, a C-47 transport plane carrying him and 16 others crashed in Mt. Makaturing, Lanao province in Mindanao on May 18, 1947.[9]
On April 14, 2024, a sinkhole formed along Sales Road near Villamor Air Base Gate 3, forcing the temporary closure of its two innermost eastbound lanes. It was originally a pothole that had developed into an estimated 3 m (9.8 ft) wide and 3 m (9.8 ft) deep sinkhole.[10] On April 15, Maynilad Water Services reported that the sinkhole likely formed when the soil beneath was drenched by a water leak originating from its secondary pipeline. Maynilad is currently investigating the cause of the damage, believing that it had “sustained an external hit likely from third parties”.[11] SMC Infrastructure is also currently investigating whether the sinkhole and the leak have compromised the integrity of the NAIA Expressway located above the road.[12]

Points of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

^ “Road and Bridge Inventory”. Department of Public Works and Highways. Retrieved August 8, 2020.

^ “Roads and Transport” (PDF). Pasay City Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 22, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2013.

^ “Ex-MMDA chair Bayani Fernando says “egg structure” across NAIA was built for P50 million, not P390 million”. Spot.ph. Retrieved October 14, 2013.

^ Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Archived October 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine published by American Battle Monuments Commission; accessed October 14, 2013.

^ Nichols Field – Ensconced in Philippine aviation history Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine published by Lufthansa Technik Philippines; accessed October 14, 2013.

^ Captain Henry Nichols died on the USS Monadnock in 1899 published by Ancestry.com; accessed October 14, 2013.

^ Villamor Air Base Archived October 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine published by the Philippine Air Force; accessed October 14, 2013.

^ Series S501, U.S. Army Map Service, 1954- published by the University of Texas at Austin; accessed October 14, 2013.

^ “”We serve the nation, not individuals””. Retrieved January 6, 2024.

^ Ong, Ghio (April 15, 2024). “‘Sinkhole’ forms along Pasay road”. The Philippine Star. Retrieved April 16, 2024.

^ Argosino, Faith (April 15, 2024). “Sinkhole along Sales Road traced to water leak; probe underway”. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved April 16, 2024.

^ Yu, Lance Spencer (April 15, 2024). “Sinkhole near Villamor Air Base causes partial closure of Sales Road in Pasay”. Rappler. Retrieved April 16, 2024.

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