The local government of Muntinlupa has advised motorists and commuters to brace for heavy traffic as construction of Skyway Extension Project in West Service Road goes on full swing.
Starting Feb. 16, operator Skyway O&M Corp. and project contractors EEI Corp. and Cadcor Builders and Trading Corp. will break ground on West Service Road from southbound Alabang At-Grade Toll Exit to Alabang Hills Subdivision.
“We are scheduled to drill 38 bored piles for eight weeks. Target timetable involves six weeks of construction from Alabang Toll Exit to Alabang Hills and two weeks for the remaining areas up to Sucat Interchange,” Cadcor representative Joselito Fajardo said.
With the construction of Skyway Extension Project, Skyway’s Lane 3 southbound and the northbound lane of West Service Road will be closed, city officials said.
Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau chief Danidon Nolasco said upon coordination with Skyway, one-way traffic will be implemented from South Station to Alabang Hills Subdivision for southbound while traffic up to Sucat Interchange will remain two-way.
He added that Skyway is set to open a temporary opening near the South Station Exit to allow vehicles to pass through from West Service Road to Alabang Viaduct.
With the anticipated heavy traffic in Muntinlupa, Nolasco asked Skyway execs to augment the local government’s traffic management efforts especially in choke points including East Service Road, Sucat Interchange, and Alabang Viaduct.
On January 23, the local government organized a stakeholders meeting with Skyway execs and representatives of commercial establishments and homeowners associations situated in West Service Road to discuss traffic advisories and construction updates.
Skyway Traffic Operations head Jerry Torres said that southbound Alabang At-Grade and Bunye South Station Exits will also be closed starting February 16 until completion of the project.
Torres said motorists may take the SLEX Filinvest or Susana Exit Toll Plaza.
For Class 1 and 2 vehicles from Makati headed to Alabang or Alabang-Zapote Road, motorists may take the Filinvest Exit then turn right at Corporate Ave, then right Civic Drive, and right again to Corporate Ave, then turn right to Alabang-Zapote Road towards destination.
For Class 1, 2, and 3 vehicles headed to Alabang, Putatan, and National Road, motorists may take the Susana Exit then turn right at Susana Heights Ave, and turn either left or right on National Road to their destination.
The Skyway Extension Project is expected to be completed by December 2020.