San Miguel Corp. said the Skyway Stage 3 project, which stretches from Buendia in Makati City to the North Luzon Expressway in Balintawak, Quezon City, is set to open by April next year.
“Today, travel time between Baliktawak up to Buendia in Makati takes several hours. With the Skyway Stage 3, that will only take 15 minutes. Motorists from the south can also go directly to any point in Makati, Manila, Quezon City, and bypass Alabang and EDSA,” San Miguel president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang said.
“More importantly, Skyway 3 will take out about 50 percent of vehicles on EDSA, according to our estimates,” Ang said.
Skyway Stage 3 has four sections, with Section 1 running from Buendia to Plaza Dilao, Section 2 from Plaza Dilao to Aurora Boulevard, Section 3 from Aurora Boulevard to Quezon Ave. and Section 4 from Quezon Avenue to EDSA/Balintawak.
The company is also constructing the Skyway Stage 4, a 58.09-km road from the south of Metro Manila Skyway to Batasan Complex, Quezon City. The project aims to decongest EDSA, C5 and other major roads, while providing a faster alternative route for motorists coming from Rizal and the CALABARZON area. It is expected to be completed by 2022.
San Miguel earlier said it would submit an unsolicited bid for a $3-billion elevated expressway along EDSA patterned after an Indonesian project.
San Miguel operates the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway, the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road, South Luzon Expressway, the Skyway System and the NAIA Expressway.
San Miguel’s SMC Infrastructure is also building the 22-km Metro Rail Transit Line 7 from North Ave. in Quezon City to San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan.
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