The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority announced on Thursday it will enforce a major traffic adjustment and rerouting scheme in areas of Alabang in Muntinlupa City and Balintawak in Quezon City to give way for the ongoing construction of Skyway Extension and Skyway Stage 3 projects.
Beginning 11 p.m. today, one lane closure will be implemented on the northbound lane of EDSA Balintawak towards North Luzon Expressway to give way to the erection of vertical bridge support under the EDSA Bridge as part of the Skyway Stage 3 project.
Light vehicles going to NLEX and Monumento may take the Balintawak Interchange ramp going to Cubao and take the U-turn slot after Cloverleaf Market going to NLEX.
Meanwhile, two lanes will be closed on EDSA Balintawak going to Cubao on Sunday (Feb. 16) for the erection of interconnection flatform tower on top of EDSA Bridge.
Light vehicles coming from Monumento via EDSA before reaching Balintawak may turn right to A. De Jesus Streeet then left to C3 to destination.
The lane will be closed until March 5.
Further, girders will also be launched along A. Bonifacio where one lane going to NLEX will remain passable and two lanes for those going to Manila for 8 nights from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Feb. 22 to 29.
Motorists are advised to take the following alternate routes: Light vehicles going to NLEX and Monumento may take the Balintawak Interchange Ramp going to Cubao and take the U-turn slot after Cloverleaf Market going to NLEX; light vehicles going to Novaliches and NLEX may take zipper lane at the left immediately before the construction site towards destination while light vehicles from NLEX (going to Manila/Caloocan) may take the Balintawak Interchange Ramp going to Monumento via EDSA then left to A. De Jesus Street then left to C3 to destination.
The construction will last for 21 days or until March 5.
In Alabang, a one-way traffic scheme for southbound vehicles will also be enforced beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday along West Service Road of South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) from Alabang Hills to Alabang Zapote Road to give way to the construction of Skyway Extension from Hillsborough to Filinvest Exit.
The Skyway – Hillsborough off-ramp will be closed to traffic and Class 2 vehicles such as buses and delivery vans from Magallanes to Alabang are not allowed along the elevated Skyway.
One-way traffic will also be implemented on the northbound lane of Alabang temporary Steel Ramp from 5 a.m to 9 a.m, daily. The same traffic scheme will also be done along Skyway from Sucat Interchange to Alabang-Zapote Road and on Southbound lane of Alabang temporary Steel Ramp daily from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. of the following day.
Affected vehicles northbound are advised to take the Alabang viaduct at grade level.
The construction will last for three months.
Both the Skyway Stage 3 and Skyway Extension Projects are part of the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program.
The Skyway Stage 3 is a 14.8-kilometer elevated tollway project which connects Skyway/SLEX Buendia to NLEX Balintawak while the Skyway Extension project extends the existing toll road to Susana Heights/Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway.