After opening the northbound section of the Skyway Extension a few days ago, San Miguel Corporation has announced that work on the southbound side “will advance and move at a faster pace” to meet the project’s completion by the third quarter of 2021. Until then, however, regular users of the tollway need to be very patient on the road, because Skyway’s Hillsborough southbound off-ramp will be closed permanently to traffic beginning April 19 at 6am.
“Unfortunately, there is no way around it. We need to close this portion to secure the staging ground for equipment and workers and to accelerate construction and ensure the safety of our motorists,” said SMC president Ramon S. Ang. “I appeal to our motorists again for their patience and understanding. We expect heavy traffic to persist for the duration of the construction, but rest assured we will do everything we can to help mitigate this, and complete the project within the timetable,” Ang said.
The following alternative routes are available to Class 1 vehicles:
- For those coming from Pasay, Makati, Manila, and Quezon City bound for SLEX and farther south: From the elevated portion of Skyway, keep left to the steel ramp toward your destination
- For those coming from Pasay, Makati, Manila, and Quezon City bound for Alabang: From the elevated portion of Skyway, keep right to the Alabang-Zapote off-ramp
The two-lane, 4km southbound section of the Skyway Extension runs from the main toll plaza of Skyway to Soldier’s Hills in Muntinlupa. The already operational northbound section, meanwhile, also spans 4km from Susana Heights to Sucat.
Ang noted that the opening of the northbound section—passage on which remains toll-free until further notice—has made a noticeable improvement on traffic flow along SLEX and the Alabang viaduct.
“We’re already seeing how convenient and much faster travel is now, and it will become even more evident when traffic volume picks up and starts to normalize,” he said. “That is why we’d again like to ask for our motorists’ cooperation and understanding as we move toward completion of the southbound Skyway Extension.”