The entire seven lanes of the 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3 from South Luzon Expressway in Alabang to North Luzon Expressway will be officially opened to vehicular traffic on January 15
The expressway will be closed from 10 p.m. of January 13 up to the whole day of January 14 for the opening ceremony
Skyway 3 will remain free for public use for a month or until January 29
Expressway will reduce travel time from SLEX to NLEX and vice-versa, to only 30 minutes
All seven lanes of the 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3 from South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) in Alabang to North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) will officially be opened to vehicular traffic on January 15.
To prepare for the opening ceremony on January 14, Skyway 3 will be closed from 10 p.m. of January 13 through the whole day of January 14, concessionaire San Miguel Corp. (SMC) said in a statement.
The entire expressway will be opened to regular vehicular traffic starting 5 a.m. of January 15.
Skyway 3 soft-opened for the free use of motorists for one month last December 29, 2020. Since then, an initial four lanes have been in use while finishing works continued.
“We ask for the kind understanding of motorists, as we prepare to officially open Skyway 3. Following the opening, motorists will be able to experience the benefits of all seven lanes and all the features of this game-changing expressway that will reduce travel time from SLEX to NLEX and vice-versa, to only 30 minutes. It will also help decongest traffic on Edsa and many parts of Metro Manila,” the Skyway management said.
“Skyway 3 will remain toll-free until January 29, and we look forward to welcoming our motorists, and letting them experience seamless travel,” the company said.
Skyway Stage 3, which took six years to complete due to numerous challenges, including right-of-way issues and major changes to its design and alignment, is seen to greatly improve travel times and traffic conditions in and around Metro Manila.
Seamlessly connecting SLEX with NLEX, it will also serve as an alternative to EDSA, with its eight access points that traverse Makati, Manila, San Juan, and Quezon City.
These access points are Buendia, Plaza Dilao, Nagtahan, Aurora Blvd., Quezon Ave., Sgt. Rivera, Balintawak, and NLEX.
Skyway 3 was privately funded, built and completed by SMC at no cost to the government, and with no guarantees or subsidies extended.