San Miguel Corporation has finally completed the northbound section of the Skyway Extension Project, despite the renewed surge of COVID-19 in the metro. Initially set for completion on December 2020, SMC is happy to announce that the northbound section of the Skyway Extension Project is now complete.
“This almost four-kilometer, three-lane expansion will have an additional capacity of 4,500 vehicles per hour, significantly easing congestion and allowing motorists to bypass the Alabang viaduct. Those coming from SLEX or MCX can go up the ramp at Susana Heights, and directly go to Makati, Manila, Skyway 3, all the way to Quezon City and North Luzon Expressway,” Ang said.
With the aim to decongest southern Metro Manila traffic, he also said that travel time from SLEX to NLEX using the new extension is just around 25 to 30 minutes instead of the usual 2 to 3 hours.
The northbound extension has a total distance of 3.99 kilometers from Susana Heights to Sucat and is now finally open for use to motorists free of charge until further notice.
Mr. Ramon S. Ang thanked the support of both motorists and stakeholders, such as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Transportation (DOT), the local government of Muntinlupa, private companies, such as Filinvest, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), and Meralco for their enthusiastic support and wholehearted cooperation for this project. He stated that this project would not have proceeded and completed without each and every one’s understanding of the different adjustments this has caused.
Meanwhile, the southbound section of the project is set for completion this July. It has a total distance of 3.8 kilometers.