Skyway Stage 3 Now Partially Open
The Skyway Stage 3 in Metro Manila is now partially open.
San Miguel Corporation President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon Ang said in a Facebook post that motorists can now use the elevated toll road, adding that the skyway will be fully operational on January 14, 2021. Four lanes out of the seven lanes will be opened.
He added that for the first month of operation, no toll fees are required.
According to the website of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), SMC subsidiary Citra Central Expressway Corporation built the skyway for P44.86 billion. The firm will operate this for 30 years.
The opening of the skyway has been delayed for several reasons. Aside from the pandemic and the lockdown measures and some recent typhoons that affected the country, the skyway was also marred with a fire that struck a nearby warehouse and also impacted by previous right-of-way issues.
SMC said that when fully operational, the skyway which runs from the entrance in Buendia to the North Luzon Expressway in Quezon City will now take motorists only 20 minutes while those from the Alabang to Balintawak will now tale 30 minutes only.
Part of the Skyway Stage 3 involves eight access ramps and interchanges. Among these include exit and entrance points along President Quirino Avenue in Malate; E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon Avenue and Sgt. Rivera Street in Quezon City; Plaza Dilao in Paco, Nagtahan in Manila and after Buendia in Makati.