A few weeks ago, SMC shared that the elevated tollway was already structurally complete, and now the company has delivered on its promise to open this northbound segment by the second quarter of the year.
This extension of the Skyway road network spans 4km from Susana Heights to Sucat in Parañaque. It provides northbound motorists easier access to the Skyway and the Skyway Stage 3, bypassing the usual heavy traffic around the Alabang area of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).
“I am proud to announce to motorists from the south that finally, our long-awaited Skyway Extension northbound section is finally open. Our long-term solution to addressing traffic particularly on SLEX heading to the Alabang area has finally been realized,” said SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang. “This would not have been possible without the support of our government, led by President Duterte and the ‘Build Build Build’ team, who have helped us in so many ways to complete this project.”
“I’d like to thank, too, the local government of Muntinlupa and our private sector stakeholders, without whom we could not have gotten this done. Most of all, thank you to our motorists, for bearing with us. We are excited for you to finally be able to feel the benefits of this new project.”
This three-lane northbound section can cater to about 4,500 vehicles per hour. It is estimated to cut travel time from SLEX to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to around 25 to 30 minutes.
The Skyway Extension Project is open only to Class 1 vehicles with RFIDs. Passage through this segment is still free of charge until further notice. Are you looking forward to using this new road, motorists? Tell us what you think about this project’s completion in the comments.