It looks like our days of free passage on Skyway Stage 3 will soon come to an end.
The Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has given provisional approval to the toll fees proposed by San Miguel Corporation (SMC) for the elevated expressway. The approved provisional rates range are as follows:
Skyway Stage 3 provisional toll fees
- Buendia to Santa Mesa (Phase 1): P105 (Class 1), P210 (Class 2), P315 (Class 3)
- Santa Mesa to Ramon Magsaysay: P30 (Class 1), P60 (Class 2), P90 (Class 3)
- Ramon Magsaysay to NLEX Balintawak (Phase 2): P129 (Class 1), P258 (Class 2), P387 (Class 3)
- Buendia to NLEX Balintawak: P264 (Class 1), P528 (Class 2), P792 (Class 3)
SMC, however, may not yet begin collecting toll fees until TRB gives it the green light to do so.
“Ang provisional rates po kasi, ang ibig sabihin niyan ay hindi pa final at pwede pa ’yang magbago,” said TRB spokesperson Julius Corpuz in an interview with PTV. “For the meantime, ito muna yung rates na pwede nilang kolektahin sa panahong bibigyan na sila ng authority.
“Pero hindi pa agarang makapapaningil ng toll fee ang SMC sa Skyway Stage 3 hangga’t hindi pa nabibigyan ng authority to collect ng TRB,” the official stressed.
The provisional toll rates are slightly lower than the initially reported proposed rates, which ranged from P110 to P274 for Class 1 vehicles. Earlier this month, upon confirming that Skyway Stage 3 would remain open following conflicting statements about its temporary closure, SMC president and COO Ramon S. Ang said that the company had agreed to lower its proposed toll fees. For a list of the elevated expressway’s operational on- and off-ramps, click here.