The soon-to-be C5 South Link's hefty construction is currently ongoing. Per the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), this new 7.7km expressway will connect areas of Makati and Taguig to Parañaque and other areas in the south. With a project of this size, there's always the question of how it will affect the daily commute of those who work and live around the area. As with many highway projects, precautions need to be taken, and sometimes, that includes things like temporary road closures. This one is no different.
Since Saturday, September 29, a stop-and-go traffic-control scheme has been carried out on SLEX between the Nichols and Merville toll plazas. The scheme is designed to prevent injuries to workers and civilians as heavy-duty portions of the C5 South Link are being built.
According to a post on the CAVITEX Facebook page, this stop-and-go scheme will be implemented until November 22nd. It runs from 10pm to 4am, with 15-minute intervals in between stops. Most motorists would have already gone home by that time, but there's bound to be quite a few of people still out on the road.
If you take Skyway or SLEX on the way home, it might be a good idea to stay put for a few hours if you're still out at 10pm. Sleep, get some coffee, maybe read a Top Gear PH article or two, and tackle the road again after 4am. If waiting out the clock isn't an option, however, we suggest that you take an alternate route instead.
Note: This story was written by Elijah Martin, a Top Gear PH intern.