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No more traffic from North to South when Skyway Stage 3 opens in March 2020

By Blesilda Dela Cruz
January 11, 2020

Screen-grab of Skyway Stage 3 from San Miguel Corporation.

Filipinos used to everyday slow traffic on Philippine roads can look forward to no traffic when Skyway Stage 3 opens in March, 2020.

San Miguel Corporation announced its plans to open the Skyway SLEX-NLEX connector road to ease the traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

Skyway Stage 3 will connect the two most important tollways leading in and out of Metro Manila and will allow motorists to bypass roads like EDSA, C5 and Alabang viaduct.

According to the Skyway O&M Corporation (SOMCO) the 10-billion-pesos-worth project will extend the Skyway all the way to Susana Heights/ Muntinlupa Cavite Expressway (MCX), and involves the construction of a three-lane, elevated northbound section and a two-lane, elevated southbound section that will run on either side of the South Luzon Expresswway and connect to the existing Skyway.

“With the opening of Skyway Stage 3, more vehicles will be using the expressway. We want to eliminate choke points and give motorists a seamless connection from north to south and vice-versa,” SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said.


“Yung solution na ‘yan, pag nayari na ‘yan ng March 30, 2020, wala nang traffic yung northbound at southbound (That solution, when it happens on March 30, 2020, there will be no more traffic both northbound and southbound),” Ramon Ang declared in a recent interview with DZMM.

In October 14, 2019 Skyway O&M Corporation released a video of how the completed Skyway Extension project will look like. Check it out here

In the meantime, commuters could also use point-to-point buses that have been deployed in EDSA to ease traffic congestion on Metro Manila’s Highway.

Faster travel for Laguna and Manila commuters is also possible with new railway trains and routes set up by the Philippine National Railways.

The first Philippine subway equipped with disaster-resilient Japanese technology is now underway to solve Manila’s traffic problem and is expected to be completed in 2025.

And if you prefer traveling by water, the Department of Transportation has restarted the Cavite-Manila and Pasig River ferry services.

San Miguel Corporation also collaborated with Dow for the country’s 1st recycled plastics Philippine road.

SEND cheers in the comments below to commuters, San Miguel Corporation, and the transportation agencies for working towards addressing traffic congestion!

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