The Northbound Portion of the Skyway Extension Is Now Structurally Complete
Good news, folks—we’re one step closer to seeing the Skyway Extension Project operational.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has just announced that the northbound portion of the elevated expressway is now structurally complete. This will surely come as good news to motorists from down south who regularly use the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and the Skyway to get to the metro.
“I’m happy to announce that soon, we can open the northbound section of the Skyway Extension for our motorists coming from the south,” said SMC president Ramon S. Ang. “This almost four-kilometer, three-lane expansion will have an additional capacity of 4,500 vehicles per hour, significantly easing congestion and allowing motorists to bypass the Alabang viaduct. Those coming from SLEX or MCX (Muntilupa-Cavite Expressway) can go up the ramp at Susana Heights and directly go to Makati, Manila, Skyway Stage 3, all the way to Quezon City and the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).”
Asphalt-laying is scheduled to be done at the end of this month, so we’ll probably get to see the northbound segment in its final form in a matter of weeks. By the looks of it, SMC will be coming through on its promise to open this portion in the second quarter of the year, after all.
“As with any major infrastructure project in our country, there are pain points in the beginning, such as traffic,” said Ang. “But soon enough, we all feel its benefits for the long-term. So, much like with the opening of Skyway Stage 3, I'm very excited for our motorists to finally use this northbound section and experience better, safer, faster trips on SLEX and Skyway.”
The southbound portion of the Skyway Extension Project, meanwhile, is currently at 52.31% completion. This one is targeted to be finished by July 2021.
This story originally appeared on Topgear.com.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.