A lot of motorists were stoked to hear last week that the entirety of Skyway Stage 3 project has been completed. Well, if you’re one of those motorists, here’s something to get you even more excited: San Miguel Corporation (SMC) boss Ramon S. Ang has confirmed once the elevated expressway finally opens in December, motorists will be allowed toll-free passage for the first month.
“We’re very proud and excited about this project because it will truly make a big difference to so many people’s lives—especially with our economy slowly opening up and with more vehicles coming back to our roads,” said Ang.
“While we’re still doing a few finishing works, we want the public to be able to use Skyway 3 already and benefit from the convenience and ease of travel that it will bring. We have all waited long for this project, so this is the best way we can welcome everyone, by making Skyway 3 free for one month.”
Ang also said that despite the continuous rains over the past several weeks, the company remains confident that it will be able to officially complete the construction by December.
Once operational, the new tollway is expected to cut travel time between the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) from three hours to just 15 minutes. And once the Skyway Extension Project is also completed, the northern expressway will be connected all the way south to Susana Heights via one elevated tollway.
We’re not expecting this whole COVID-19 crisis to die down anytime soon, so we don’t see ourselves using this new tollway much (or at all) come December. Nevertheless, we’re hoping it can do wonders for improving the traffic situation across the metro for those who need to travel for work—and for all of us once we’re all able to move around freely again. What say you, motorists? Are you looking forward to trying this new road out yourself?