Quirino Exit of Skyway Stage 3 Is Now Open

Traffic just got lighter.

Motorists using the Skyway Stage 3 will be glad to know that the Quirino exit has been officially opened to Class 1 vehicles. The exit cuts travel time between from Balintawak and Quezon Avenue to Manila from one hour and a half to just 20 minutes. 

Department of Public Works and Highway Secretary Mark Villar and San Miguel Corp. (SMC) chairman and president Ramon Ang led the ceremonial opening of the exit on Monday, May 24.

Photo by Jerome Ascano.

“With more private vehicles diverted to Skyway Stage 3 on their way back from Nlex, or coming from Quezon Ave., to Manila, traffic on our major public roads as well as on streets usually utilized as ‘short cuts’ or ‘alternate routes,’ will be a thing of the past. This will redound to relief from congestion and faster and easier commutes for many of our countrymen on our major thoroughfares,” he said. 

Ang said SMC remains committed to provide greater accessibility to motorists through traffic decongestion.


“We remain dedicated to providing convenient and seamless travel for motorists to help decongest Metro Manila and enable growth in all areas that we reach,” he said.

SMC President Ramon Ang and DPWH Sec. Mark Villar

Photo by Jerome Ascano.

There are currently 15 operational ramps on the elevated expressway. SMC said other access ramps will open soon pending the completion of right-of-way delivery. 

“The full completion of Skyway Stage 3 will divert at least 75,000 vehicles away from Edsa or C5. This is a realization of President Duterte’s promise to decongest Edsa. Skyway Stage 3 is proof that the private sector and the government can work together towards a unified solution,” Villar said.

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