Here’s the latest progress report for the Skyway Stage 3 project

Progress is at 88.72%, despite the fire damage earlier this year
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Motorists can soon pass through the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, which is expected to reduce travel time between Buendia to Balintawak to 15 to 20 minutes from two hours.

The construction of the elevated expressway is currently at 88.72%, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), with the collapsed section replaced. This does not include Section 2A or the Tomas Claudio–PUP Santa Mesa segment.

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“As of latest report, lower and upper coping beams for pier 3, 4, 5 were reconstructed, and deck slab for spans 5 and 6 were completed as well. These were the burned sections from the fire incident (last February),” Secretary Mark Villar of the DPWH said.

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“We are intensifying our road right-of-way acquisition so we may soon begin construction at Section 2A. So far, we have acquired 231 out of the 350 lots that need to be acquired with permit to enter.”

The 18.83km expressway, which can accommodate an average of 55,000 vehicles per day, will also serve as a direct toll-road link between the North Luzon Expressway and the South Luzon Expressway.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on Reportr.world. Minor edits have been made.

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