Starting February 16, only Class 1 vehicles will be allowed entry to Skyway

Trucks and buses—including point-to-point buses—will be rerouted
by Leandre Grecia | Feb 8, 2020
PHOTO: Mylene Grecia

Starting February 16, 2020, there will be lane closures as well as a new traffic scheme that will be implemented along the southbound portion of the Skyway. Motorists aren’t the only ones expecting traffic to worsen in a few weeks, though—San Miguel Corporation (SMC) shares the same sentiments, too.

This is why the company plans to implement another new policy along the elevated tollway to mitigate the adverse effects of the scheduled roadworks. In its latest press release, SMC has announced that beginning February 16, only Class 1 vehicles will be given passage through Skyway. This means only private vehicles such as cars, SUVs, vans, pickups, and the like will be allowed entry, while buses (including point-to-point buses) and delivery vans will need to use the expressway underneath.

Likewise, SMC has provided pointers for the public utility vehicles and trucks that will be rerouted. Check it out below:

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  • Buses and delivery vans coming from Makati, Manila, and Pasay bound for Alabang must take the Nichols southbound entry toll plaza to the at-grade Skyway.
  • Buses and delivery vans from NAIA Expressway bound for Alabang must take Andrews Avenue going to Sales Road, then take Nichols southbound entry toll plaza to the at-grade Skyway.
  • Buses and delivery vans from NAIA Expressway can also take the Magallanes northbound off-ramp, make a U-turn under the Magallanes interchange, then head to the Nichols southbound entry toll plaza to the at-grade Skyway.
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“Yet again, we are asking for our motorists’ patience and support. We want to do everything to make traffic more manageable. Your cooperation and observance of traffic rules and the new traffic schemes, will be very critical,” says SMC president Ramon Ang. “Traffic in Alabang has been a problem for all of us for many, many years. Today, we have a long-term solution. Let’s all work together to make it happen.”

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In case you missed it, you can click here to see the previous advisory from SMC and the Skyway O&M Corp. What do you think of this new traffic scheme?

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